ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — CHS Inc., a North American farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has purchased Western Co-op Transport Association headquartered in Montevideo, Minnesota, U.S.

“This acquisition strengthens our position in core markets and will allow us to expand our transportation and logistics services to create additional value for our owners and customers,” said Patrick Hessini, vice-president of transportation and distribution at CHS.

Western Co-op Transport Association specializes in bulk liquid transport of products such as petroleum, propane, ethanol and liquid crop nutrients. Western serves markets in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.

Dispatch and routing operations will move to the CHS dispatch office in Rosemount, Minnesota, U.S. The Montevideo facility will remain in operation as a CHS-owned fleet service center. CHS will begin serving customer accounts immediately.