Officials with West Central had announced back in May it would close its agronomy business operations in Massena. Now, the cooperative has finalized the sale of its property, officially ending business in Massena. West Central regional manager, Brad Woodard said “We appreciate our customers’ and cooperative members’ business in the Massena area over the last five years.” West Central purchased the Massena location from Pelgrow in 2010.
Woodard added “Closing a cooperative location is never an easy decision, however, our assessment of the location determined it no longer offered the efficiencies our customers’ businesses deserve. We thank our West Central Massena employees, who are now serving customers at other West Central locations, for their commitment to our growers through this transition.”
West Central’s regional agronomy field marketers remain available to work with area growers. They include:
· Scott Small in Atlantic at (712) 243-3582
· Nick Richter in Adair at (712) 250-9200
· Brett Westergaard in Exira at (641) 740-0421
· Sid Skank in Oakland at (712) 741-3200
Assets from the site were relocated to other West Central locations or sold. The property, including the office, dry fertilizer facility and NH3 plant were sold to Massena Livestock Sales.