Food and pet food ingredient supplier LinkOne Ingredient Solutions and agricultural commodities firm Agrocorp International announced the formation of a new partnership on Tuesday, AgroLink LLC, that will operate a grain elevator and food grade pulse processing plant in Cut Bank, MT, the companies announced in a joint release Tuesday.
Formerly operated by Pardue Grain, the Cut Bank processing plant features full stack cleaning, grading, and bagging assets and has 400,000 bu of storage capacity. The site also includes a 10-railcar siding on the BNSF main line.
“This partnership allows us to expand our current base of operations in pet food ingredients and provides a great foundation to increase our efforts in our emerging food ingredient business,” said Brad Riley, chief strategy officer for LinkOne, in a statement.
The companies said AgroLink will benefit from LinkOne’s relationships with US pet food and food manufacturers and Singapore-based Agrocorp’s global supply chains.
“We are very excited about this partnership with LinkOne, as well as the opportunity to enter the US market,” Vishal Vijay, director of strategic investments at Agrocorp, said in the release. “The facility in Cut Bank presents the perfect launching pad for AgroLink to become a leader in the US pulses market.”
Pardue Grain revealed plans to auction off the Cut Bank facility in August 2020, Powder & Bulk Solidsreported. The company recently completed an $8.25 million expansion project at the Cut Bank facility, adding a food grade pulse processing plant and warehouse, larger grain handling bins, new conveying equipment, as well as a new scale house and main office buildings.