DELAWARE, OHIO, US — Heritage Cooperative, an agriculture business, plans to add 1.7 million bushels of grain storage to its Marysville Ag Campus, according to an article in Ohio’s Country Journal.

The project will include the construction of two new grain bins, raising the grain storage capacity to just under five million bushels. 

Jeff Osentoski, president and chief executive officer of Heritage Cooperative, told Ohio’s Country Journal, “We are really excited about this project. It will provide immediate grain storage solutions for our growers and allow us to take their grain when they need to unload it during the busy harvest season. This storage capability also positions us well for the future.”

Construction began in early April and is expected to be finished in September. Elevator Services and Storage Inc. will be adding the new storage.

In September 2017, Agland Co-op and Heritage Cooperative joined forces, agreeing by a vote of their members to move forward under the Heritage Cooperative name.

Originally, Heritage Cooperative operated primarily in western Ohio and Agland Co-op operated in the central and eastern parts of the state. The new cooperative now operates cohesively throughout the state and is divided into for main operating divisions: grain, agronomy, energy and feed and retail. It is headquartered Delaware, Ohio, US and employs 500 plus employees and serves customers in seven states.