Cooperative Producers Inc, takes pride in in having modern, efficient and safe grain facilities to handle our customers grain. Having these types of facilities allows our employees to provide customer service that is second to none. We have an ongoing program of investing in upgrading facilities with both space as well as speed on the receiving and shipping side. Whether it is new bins, an upgrade to handling equipment or improving traffic flow, we are always looking at ways to get our customers grain dumped as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We currently have grain facilities in 29 locations with a total storage capacity of 84 million bushels. We have one shuttle loader on the BNSF at Funk, one shuttle loader on the UP at Hayland and then one shuttle loader on both the BNSF and the UP at Hastings. In addition to these three shuttle loaders we are in a partnership with Lansing Trade Group in shuttle loading facilities at Red Cloud, NE and Fairmont, NE, both of which are on the BNSF. These strategically placed train loading facilities enable us to ship grain from almost all of our locations to reach the best train markets available whether is it in the export or domestic markets. In addition our facilities are located close to a multitude of local markets to help facilitate the movement of grain out of them and help satisfy the local demand base.
Cooperative Producers Inc. offers a Condo Storage. The Condo Storage program gives members of Cooperative Producers the ability to own storage at the elevator so they can take advantage of having grain in town and being able to sell it when they wish and not have to worry about handling it again and delivering it. It is operated as an LLC and is a separate entity from Cooperative Producers, Inc.
Another important part of the grain division is our CPI Direct program where grain is bought either picked your bin site or bought delivered to various markets available within our trade territory. We can provide transportation to move your grain or you can deliver this grain yourself. This service allows you to receive the best price that we can get for your grain.