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News - 2019 Archive

New Fuel Truck Gears Up To Hit The Road

We are in the final stages of placing a new fuel truck into our fleet this week to better serve our customers’ needs for the future. The process was started over a year ago to pinpoint our internal and external needs for a new chassis. The new truck that we...
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Premier Employees Take Part in Lock Out Tag Out Training

This week, EHS Manager, Adam Stevenson, conducted a Lock Out Tag Out training at our Sidney location. This important training focused on specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.
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Evercorn Visit

A couple weeks ago, Merchandisers Dean Killion and Doug Cropp along with Southern Operations Manager Ryan Bowles met with representatives from Evercorn, they toured our Sidney elevator with plans to meet in the future. Thank you for your visit!
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Premier Cooperative's Annual Safety Days

On September 5th & 6th, we hosted our Premier Safety Days. This annual event is for members of our Operations team to gain knowledge on everyday safety topics that impacts their work. This year we trained on Bin Entry Permits, Loading & Unloading of Bins, Dump Pit Rules & Safety,...
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Advisory Board Luncheon

Earlier in September we hosted a luncheon at Scotty's Brewhouse amongst members of our Board and Advisory Board. This gave us an opportunity to bring two groups together that serve as a large part of our voice in the community to have a great discussion with staff members about how...
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Bangledesh Tour Group

Last week we had a group from Bangledesh tour our Dewey facility. There was great conversation had about the farmer-owned cooperative model and the group appreciated seeing a working elevator in the U.S. Thanks for visiting us!
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2019 Half Century of Progress Show

The Half Century of Progress Show started on August 22nd. Our Dewey facility hosted one of their stops along the tractor parade. We had 115 tractors come by our location. We also had a booth at the show, where we met with customers on the 22nd and 23rd. It was...
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Brazil Tour Group

Last week we hosted a group of 40 farmers and Co-Op members from Brazil. These visitors are from a large Co-Op in Brazil named COAMO. They were in the Champaign area over several days visiting local agribusinesses and we were honored to be one of their stops. CEO, Robert Carlson,...
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Premier Employees Take Part in Fall Protection Training

Tuesday, members of our team participated in a Fall Protection training put on by the Grain Handling Safety Coalition. The team learned about OSHA's Walking-Working Surfaces standards updates, which aims to significantly reduce the number of worker deaths and injuries that occur each year resulting from workplace slip, trip, and...
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2019 Member Appreciation Event

On Tuesday, July 23rd, we hosted our Member Appreciation Event. Over 600 members and employees attended the event. The weather and venue could not have been better. The event was a great success bringing together members and employees in a fun environment with good company and conversation! A huge thank...
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