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Beck’s Hybrids Expands in Southern Illinois

Beck’s Hybrids announced plans for an expanded research and distribution center in southern Illinois. Plans for the company’s newly-purchased 90-acre property include building a 92,000 square-foot distribution center, which will provide additional agronomic support, host field days and conduct Practical Farm Research (PFR) studies.
“The purchase of the Effingham site signifies another milestone in Beck’s exceptional growth,” says Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As we continue to grow, it’s important we stay ahead of demand. With the new location, we’ll be able to deliver products faster, allowing us to better serve customer needs throughout southern Illinois and Missouri.”
Beck’s Effingham facility will not only be the company’s largest distribution center in Illinois, but it will be a resource for farmers to learn and make decisions from the on-farm research being conducted.
The Effingham facility will be supported by Beck’s Neoga, Illinois, production and processing facility. Due to growing demand, Beck’s is increasing production capabilities at the Neoga facility, which will be completed in 2016. In addition to Effingham and Neoga, the company has four permanent locations in Illinois, including production, processing and distribution facilities in Pontiac, Allerton, El Paso and a PFR site in Downs.