Mid-County Newsletter MCnewsletter.Fall15

YOU’RE IN y r t n u o C Mid-County Fall Messenger INSIDE: Page 2 - 3 Energy Page 4 - 5 Agronomy Page 6 - 7 Shop Fall 2015 • Vol. 28 www.midcountycoop.com Fall 2015 Another big thank you to our customers for making another successful year for Mid-County. Our fis- Bill Reimers cal year ends August General Manager 31, and we are anx- (952) 466-3721 ious to give you a billr@midcountycoop.com complete financial report at our annual meeting this Decem- ber. With our financial strength, you can expect to see stock retirements this fall from previous years. We will still have our usual “Age of the Stockholder Retirement” in December. Agronomy Due to the short fall fertilizer season last year, we had a lot of catching up to do this spring on the Agronomy side of the business. Spring planting happens so fast now, we have upgraded, added, and improved our application and delivery equipment for the upcoming year. to fill from, and 2 of those will be set up to deliver high volume to fill both sides of the truck at the same time. We will also be replacing all of the gasoline dispensers at this time with the ability to offer 3 grades of gasoline. Energy The energy portions of your coop faired very well this year. Lower gas and fuel prices have encouraged more consumption, along with a lot of construction in our trade area. We are in the process of adding another large fuel truck to gain more efficiencies, and add- ing drivers, as well. To insure another long-term storage site for fuels, we have now purchased the prop- erty in Green Isle where our fuel tanks are located. In the past, we did not own the land, just the equipment, but now we have bought the whole site and will be taking out an old building and improving the site further. We now currently have sites in Green Isle, Waverly, Long Lake and Cologne. Auto, Truck & Tire Center Staying ahead in the Auto and Truck busi- ness takes investment. We now have entered into the Large Truck Alignment and Truck Tire Balancing business. With easy access to Highway 212, you no longer have to travel great distances to get your truck running smooth and straight down the road. These new systems are the latest and greatest when it comes to new technology. The beauty of these systems is that they can be used on cars and light trucks also. Thank you for your support and keeping Mid-County a strong company for 80 years. As always, I appreciate your comments and suggestions to make your coop better. Holiday We have been discussing improving the gas and fueling at the Holiday Store in Cologne for a few years. We will be taking out the current diesel island and replacing it with a new high-volume diesel island on the north side of the store. We will have 3 bays HONESTY • INTEGRITY • VALUE AGRONOMY 700 Lake Street West, Cologne, MN 55322 (952) 466-3720 700 Lake Street West, Cologne, MN 55322 (952) 466-3730 COLOGNE 710 Lake Street West, Cologne, MN 55322 (952) 466-3710 Hwy. 212 & Hwy. 284, Cologne, MN 55322 (952) 466-5657 (952) 466-3700 • 888-466-3700 • 700 Lake Street West, P.O. Box 177, Cologne