Business & Policy
South West Ag Partners to acquire Palmerston Grain
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 3, 2014, Chatham, Ont. – South West Ag Partners Inc., crop input and grain dealer based in Chatham, Ont., has entered into an agreement to buy Palmerston Grain Ltd. of Palmerston, Ont.
The Palmerston Grain business will continue to operate under the Palmerston Grain name and Archie Wilson, general manager of Palmerston Grain, will remain a core part of the Palmerston operation, according to a press release from South West Ag Partners.
Established in 1983 by the McLaughlin family, Palmerston Grain is a buyer and marketer of wheat, corn, soybeans and canola, serving a large region that includes midwestern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. C&M Seeds in Palmerston, also owned by the McLaughlin family, is not part of the acquisition and will remain a separate and ongoing business.
Palmerston’s asset base includes its elevator facility on the 5th Line of Minto Township with 2.1 million bushels in storage capacity, Identity Preserved capabilities and state-of-the-art grain handling technology.