Ag Processing Inc (AGP) in late November selected Aberdeen, SD as the site for the company’s tenth soybean processing facility and its first in South Dakota.
According to company officials, final construction decisions are contingent on the completion of agreements with state and local officials.
“Our selection of the Aberdeen, SD site for a new AGP soybean processing facility is the result of extensive analysis and negotiation,” says Chief Executive Officer Keith Spackler.
“Aberdeen and the surrounding region have the strategic attributes necessary for a successful soybean processing plant – a plentiful soybean supply, stable workforce, solid infrastructure, and transportation capabilities,” explains Spackler. “We look forward to a great future there.”
Large SD Presence
According to Chief Operating Officer and Group Vice President Cal Meyer, “AGP has a large market presence in the area through its member-owned cooperatives in South Dakota.”
Meyer says that recent growth in the region’s soybean productivity will provide the bushels to support the Aberdeen facility, which will create approximately 50 jobs when operational.
“The soybean meal produced from this plant will enhance opportunities for AGP’s marketing efforts through our export terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor in the state of Washington,” he adds.