Ceres buys Anheuser-Busch InBev grain storage and malting facility

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Ceres Global Ag Corp’s subsidiary, Riverland Ag Corp, has acquired the Manitowoc grain storage and malting facility from Anheuser?Busch InBev of Leuven, Belgium, effective July 29, 2011.

The Manitowoc facility includes 4.5 million bu. of grain storage capacity, with access to marine, rail and trucking modes of transportation, and several old malt houses, all of which were disabled prior to closing.

“The timely acquisition of Manitowoc provides us with some excellent assets in Wisconsin to complement our existing network of storage operations,” said Don Grambsch, president and chief executive officer of Riverland Ag.

“These top?notch handling and storage facilities, combined with the high quality and consistency of local crop production, provide us with exciting growth opportunities for our supply chain management business with leading food and beverage companies,” said Michael Detlefsen, president of Ceres.