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For Immediate Release: December 14, 2023

ALCIVIA to Open New Facility in Hager City, Wisconsin

COTTAGE GROVE, WI – ALCIVIA is excited to announce the purchase of 40 acres and over 21,000 linear feet of Class I BNSF track in Hager City, Wisconsin, where a new state-of-the-art rail loading grain terminal will be built. The facility will bring grain terminal assets to producers in west central Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota. In addition to the grain facility, ALCIVIA has plans to build a 24-hour unattended, two-bay loading terminal for liquid fertilizer, a dry fertilizer transload, rail liquid propane unload, and storage at this site.

Features of the new grain facility will include upright grain storage space for 3.9 million bushels serviced by two 4,700-bushel per hour grain dryers and three 1,500-bushel capacity dump pits that will move grain at a combined handling speed of 60,000 bushels per hour. 

Once built, ALCIVIA will have three shuttle loading facilities on three different Class I railroads (BNSF, UP, CPKC), access to the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, and logistics to domestic corn ethanol plants and soybean crush plants. This positions ALCIVIA with highly desirable domestic and export market access and arbitrage.

“It is our mission to advance our customers through innovative and responsible solutions,” shared ALCIVIA CEO and President, Jim Dell. “This new site will provide tremendous value to our members by offering state-of-the-art speed, space, and market access and utility. We are thrilled to be adding additional domestic and export market access that will have a positive impact on ALCIVIA members across our territory.”

Demolition is set to begin this month with groundbreaking scheduled for later this winter. The estimated project completion date is March 2025.

Over the last three years, including the new investment in Hager City, ALCIVIA will have invested $86 million in capital spending, and an additional $9.5 million for five strategic acquisitions, to strengthen their core offerings and service the needs of their current and future patrons. During that same period, ALCIVIA has returned over $13 million in cash to their members. 

ALCIVIA is a leading, member-owned agricultural and energy cooperative driven by a passion for excellence and a future without boundaries. Located in Wisconsin and serving farm, business and retail customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa, ALCIVIA’s engaged employees provide innovative, responsible solutions to help drive the immediate and long-term success of their customers, including competitive input financing, and best-in-class products and services in agronomy, animal nutrition, energy, and grain.