ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — CHS Inc. announced on Sept. 9 that it has opened an office at Montevideo, Uruguay, making it the fourth South American nation in which CHS has operations.  

CHS growth in South American markets supports the company's strategic goal of expanding its business platform to meet growing customer demand and adding value to its member-owners’ investment.  

"CHS expansion into Uruguay will further build our grain origination and fertilizer distribution capabilities, and is a strategic complement to current operational and logistical activities in Argentina and Paraguay," said Stefano Rettore, senior vice-president, CHS South America.  

Sebastian Lavista will manage the CHS Uruguay office. He will report to Ignacio Bosch, general manager, CHS Argentina. Prior to joining CHS, Lavista was responsible for commercial business with Glencore in Uruguay. He earned a bachelor's degree in international business at Catholic University of Uruguay, at Montevideo.  

CHS also has international marketing offices in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Paraguay, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Hungary, Jordan, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and Ukraine.