Scoular acquires Farmers Grain in Julesburg
The Scoular Company of Omaha and Farmers Grain Company (known locally as Kontny Grain) of Julesburg, Colorado, jointly announce that Scoular has acquired the grain assets of Farmers Grain.
Rick Matousek, who oversees several Scoular grain facilities in western Nebraska, said the company is committed to continuing Farmers Grain’s long history of service to area farmers.
“We’re pleased to continue the Kontny family’s business established 75 years ago, providing high quality service and a competitive market for locally grown crops,” said Matousek. “In addition to corn and wheat, we will also handle millet, soybeans and milo to make the most of the Julesburg facility’s 1.7 million bushels of storage capacity.”
“I’ve enjoyed taking care of our farmer-customers over the years. Some are now the third generation of their family to do business with Kontny Grain,” said Jim Kontny, who owned and managed the Julesburg operation prior to Scoular’s purchase and is retiring from the business. “I’m pleased to see that the business my family started so long ago will continue to be part of our community under the ownership of a fine company like Scoular.”
A 125-year-old employee-owned company with nearly $5 billion in sales, Scoular’s 100-plus independent business units provide diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe.
From 120 offices and grain-handling facilities in North America, South America and Asia, 1,000-plus employees are engaged in the business of buying, selling, storing, handling and processing grain and ingredients as well as managing transportation and logistics worldwide.
Scoular was listed 81st on Forbes magazine’s 2017 America’s Largest Private Companies.