ATLANTA, Ind. — Beck’s today announced plans to expand production and processing operations at the Atlanta, Ind., headquarters with a $62 million investment in a new soybean processing facility, seed drying equipment, and warehouses that are expected to be complete by 2022.
Since 1992, Beck’s has seen tremendous growth, doubling in size every 6.5 years. With new sales territories, new facility locations, and new employees, Beck’s has not only become the number one selling corn and soybean seed brand in Indiana but the third largest corn and soybean brand in the United States.
“As we continue to grow and expand, with a footprint now in 11 states, we are driven by the increasing demands of our customers who want more high performing products suited for their acres,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “This investment will allow us to more efficiently process additional units of quality soybeans each year to help meet the needs of our current and future customers.”
This expansion at Beck’s headquarters will double the processing capacity from three million to six million units per year over the next six years. The 221 x 300-foot facility will feature a seven-story, standalone processing tower, five new warehouses for seed and equipment storage, as well as office space. Starting in 2019, the company expects to hire 60 additional employees at this location.
“Indiana is an easy state to do business in,” noted Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “And because of that, we decided to build here in our home state. The foresight of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Hamilton County officials to upgrade the roadways near our plant will allow us to double the soybean capacity at our headquarters, improve safety and decrease traffic congestion. Not only will this increase capacity and add jobs here in Indiana, but it will also allow us to better serve the needs of all our customers throughout our 11-state marketing area.”
In order to support the sales and distribution of the additional soybean production, Beck’s will hire additional farmer dealers in Indiana and other states to support farmers throughout the Midwest.