From left: Jeff Hennenfent, Munson Hybrids, Regional/Production Manager; Brett Brande, Munson Hybrids, Necedah Facility Manager; Senator Howard Marklein, WI-17th District; Roger Herried, Village of Necedah, Administrator/Clerk; Holly Hennenfent, Munson Hybrids, Co-owner; John Hennenfent, Munson Hybrids, Co-owner; Charlie Krupa, Village of Necedah, Board Member; Donald Jackson, Village of Necedah, Board Member; Mary Alice Lasswell, Village of Necedah, Board Member; Terry Whipple, Juneau County Economic Development Corporation, Executive Director.
Galesburg, IL (July 10, 2018) – Munson Hybrids held a ribbon cutting July 9 for its new facility in Necedah, WI.
The shell of an existing building was purchased by Munson Hybrids in October 2017 and work commenced immediately to turn it into a top-notch seed facility. As soon as the building was equipped in mid-February, seed was at the large overhead doors to be prepared to fill Wisconsin and Minnesota farmer’s 2018 seed orders.
Seed deliveries ensued through May when most deliveries were completed. Then work began to prepare the facility for a ribbon cutting to officially open the facility and thank the community for the assistance and warm welcome.
The facility was established to fulfill the Munson desire of a Wisconsin warehouse distribution center to better serve both Illinois and Iowa customers as well as Wisconsin and Minnesota customers. The Wisconsin location will take pressure off the Galesburg, IL location as Munson Hybrids continues to experience growth across its footprint.
“Holly and I appreciate the Necedah Village Board and the warm welcome we received from the community in general,” says John Hennenfent, Co-owner & President of Munson Hybrids. “The facility was full of activity these past few months and we look forward to being active in this community for years to come.”
Munson Hybrids is a regional, family-owned seed company that meets the corn, soybean, silage, alfalfa, small grain and cover crop seed needs of farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Munson believes “Performance is personal”, focusing on the right genetics for each field and servicing local farmers by listening and developing a seed plan together.
To learn more about Munson Hybrids, please call 888-813-SEED (888-813-7333) or visit www.munsonhybrids.com.