"Joining with CHS maximizes our ability to add value for the producers and the communities we serve," said Bob Fenton, who was HFB president and chief executive officer and now serves as its general manager following the merger with CHS. "We'll continue to provide our members and customers with the quality products and services they count on — from people they trust — with the added advantage of strong CHS connections to global supplies, markets and knowledge."
John McEnroe, senior vice-president, CHS Country Operations division, said CHS looks forward to serving western Michigan producers through the HFB unit, a move which "aligns well with our CHS commitment to return value to member-owners."
Fenton added that customers will experience no change in their daily connections with HFB employees, delivery vehicles and telephone contacts.
"We're delighted that our farmers are now owners of one of the most successful agribusinesses in North America and will share in CHS profits generated in Michigan," he said.