Lansing Trade Group, LLC and Interstate Commodities, Inc. announce today they have entered into an agreement in principal for Lansing to acquire materially all the grain and feed ingredient trading businesses and associated assets of Interstate. The acquisition, which remains subject to certain customary conditions, is expected to close early in the 3rd quarter of this year.
“Interstate’s trading business has a long-standing and well respected reputation in the agriculture markets,” says Bill Krueger, President and CEO of Lansing Trade Group. “Both Lansing and Interstate believe the industry needs consolidation and want to be out at the forefront of a more efficient and customer focused business model”
“Lansing and Interstate have had a strong relationship for decades and believe now is the perfect time to combine our teams.” says Interstate CEO Greg Oberting. “As a combined company, we will be able to grow both organically and through additional acquisitions.”
Both companies expect their customers to continue to see a high level of customer service from the combined business, along with now having access to both origins and destinations across a network that encompasses all North America.