Beck's Hybrids recently announced the purchase of the Bayer processing plant in Beaman, Iowa, to use for soybean production and processing. The fully operational site in Grundy County will provide Beck's with soybean seed processing capabilities and additional warehouse space.
"At Beck's, we base our growth and acquisition strategy and decisions with a focus on helping farmers succeed," says Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck's. "As we continue to expand into new states and grow our customer base, our family of employees and farmer-dealers remain dedicated to providing exceptional localized service. This new facility will allow Beck's to maximize efficiency, stay ahead of demand and deliver products faster."
Ten of the former full-time Bayer employees have been hired on by Beck's to continue operations at the Beaman facility, allowing a seamless transition this fall and winter to ensure soybean seed is ready for spring 2022 planting. The facility features about 30,000 square feet of warehouse space and is configured with all the modern equipment necessary for Beck's to process and treat 1 million units of soybeans per year, Beck says. In addition to the new facility in Beaman, Beck's has three other permanent locations in Iowa, including a processing and distribution facility in Mount Pleasant, a research facility in Marshalltown, and a distribution and Practical Farm Research site in Colfax.
"Situated 15 minutes north of our Marshalltown, Iowa, facility and approximately an hour northeast of our Colfax location, the addition of this new facility will take the pressure off of our distribution channels," Beck says. "More importantly, it will help us ensure we are fulfilling our customer's soybean needs quickly and efficiently. We're excited to put down roots in Beaman — and for the opportunity to provide our growing family of customers with more regionally selected, grown and processed soybeans."
For more information about Beck's products and services, visit beckshybrids.com or call 800-937-2325.