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480 West Dussel Drive

PO Box 119

Maumee, OH 43537

United States

Phone: 419-893-5050

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The Andersons, Inc. operates in the grain, ethanol, and plant nutrient sectors, as well as is engaged in railcar leasing; turf and cob products; and consumer retailing businesses in North America. Segments The company operates through six segments: Grain, Ethanol, Plant Nutrient, Rail, Turf & Specialty, and Retail. Grain This segment operates grain elevators in various states in the U.S. Corn Belt. This segment also offers various grain marketing, risk management, and corn origination services to its customers and affiliated ethanol facilities for which it collects fees. The principal grains sold by the company are yellow corn, yellow soybeans, and soft red and white wheat. The company owns 49% of the equity in Lansing Trade Group LLC (LTG). LTG is primarily focused on the movement of physical commodities, including grain and ethanol, and is exposed to the some of the same risks as the company's grain and ethanol businesses. Bushels shipped by this segment approximated 462 million bushels in 2013. Seasonality: The grain handling business is seasonal in nature in that the major portion of the principal grains are harvested and delivered from the farm and commercial elevators in July, October, and November although a portion of the principal grains are bought, sold, and handled throughout the year. Ethanol This segment has ownership interests in four limited liability companies (LLCs). Each of the LLCs owns an ethanol plant that is operated by the company's Ethanol Group. The plants are located in Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio and have combined capacity of 330 million gallons of ethanol. This segment offers facility operations, risk management, and marketing services to the LLCs it operates. The company holds a majority interest (85%) in The Andersons Denison Ethanol LLC. It holds a 53% interest in The Andersons Albion Ethanol LLC and a 38% interest in The Andersons Clymers Ethanol LLC. The company also holds a 50% interest in The Andersons Marathon Ethanol LLC through its majority owned subsidiary, The Andersons Ethanol Investment LLC (TAEI). A third party owns 34% of TAEI. Plant Nutrient This segment manufactures, distributes, and retails agricultural and related plant nutrients, and pelleted lime and gypsum products in the U.S. Corn Belt, Florida and Puerto Rico. This segment provides warehousing, packaging, and manufacturing services to basic nutrient manufacturers and other distributors. Wholesale Nutrients: The Wholesale Nutrients business manufactures, stores, and distributes approximately 1.4 million tons of dry and liquid agricultural nutrients, and pelleted lime and gypsum products annually. The major nutrient products sold by the business principally contain nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, and sulfur. This segment also manufactures and distributes various industrial products throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including nitrogen reagents for air pollution control systems used in coal-fired power plants, and water treatment and dust abatement products. Farm Centers: The Farm Centers offer various essential crop nutrients, crop protection chemicals and seed products in addition to application and agronomic services to commercial and family farmers. Soil and tissue sampling along with global satellite assisted services provide for pinpointing crop or soil deficiencies and prescriptive agronomic advice is provided to farmers. Storage capacity at the company’s wholesale nutrient and farm center facilities was approximately 485,000 tons for dry nutrients and approximately 403,000 tons for liquid nutrients as of December 31, 2013. Approximately 497,000 tons of storage capacity is reserved for basic manufacturers and customers use. The company also leases approximately 27,000 tons of liquid fertilizer capacity and 7,500 tons of dry fertilizers capacity under arrangements with other distributors, farm supply dealers, and public warehouses where the company does not have facilities. Seasonality: Sales and warehouse shipments of agricultural nutrients are heaviest in the spring and fall. Rail This segment repairs, sells, and leases a fleet of approximately 22,700 ra

 

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