The opening is Phase One of the agricultural logistics industrial project located on a 43-acre, rail accessible site in Mills County at Interstates 29 and 80 in a designated Foreign Trade Zone.
This phase comprises a distribution building serving the agricultural industry throughout the Midwest. WSI plans an expansion to include a bulk tank farm and possibly additional packaging space.
Syngenta is the initial occupant of the first phase. The strategically located distribution center provides Syngenta additional capacity and flexibility toward meeting the increasing demand for its innovative crop solutions in the U.S. The facility will better position Syngenta to provide uninterrupted distribution and faster service designed to keep their customers’ operations running smoothly.
“This site was selected because of its central location in the heart of American agriculture,” said Roger Herzog, Syngenta head of Logistics in North America Supply Operations. “The location, combined with the interstate and potential rail access, is ideally suited to serve Syngenta’s logistics needs in a six-state region.”
The Mills County project is another in a long list of Syngenta investments in the U.S. for American farmers in recent years, totaling more than $315 million.