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Crop Service Center hosts ribbon cutting

Doug and Tammy Rees (center) stand in front of the new Crop Service Center building with employees during a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Monday, December 22. The new building, located at 200 W. Railroad in Beverly, was completed earlier in 2014. (Photo by Amanda McCosh, For the Lincoln Sentinel)

Doug and Tammy Rees (center) stand in front of the new Crop Service Center building with employees during a ribbon cutting ceremony held last Monday, December 22. The new building, located at 200 W. Railroad in Beverly, was completed earlier in 2014. (Photo by Amanda McCosh, For the Lincoln Sentinel)

Crop Service Center, located at 200 W. Railroad in Beverly, completed the expansion and improvement of their facility earlier in 2014 and the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday, December 22, to welcome the new facility to the county. More than 25 Chamber members, Crop Service employees, and other guests gathered to unveil the new facility.

In order to expand and modernize the facility, the company purchased land at the south end of Beverly’s Main Street. The new facility provides private office space and a two-bay shop.

Office manager Tammy Rees said she, and husband Doug, the general manager, were allowed input on the design of the facility, and with owners Dale and Mona Koop’s guidance, were able to make a few adjustments.

“The building itself was built by our employees,” Tammy said. “They did most of the basic construction, plumbing, etc. The interior finish work was done by a local contractor, who is one of our customers as well.”

Tammy said the new building provides private offices for Doug, and salesman Jon Ahlquist, and another private office for a yet to be hired agronomist. The new space also includes a conference room with a full kitchen allowing for grower meetings.

“It is also available for other community meetings or family gatherings,” Tammy said.

The shop portion of the building triples the amount of shop space from the old building and allows for employees to work in a “clean, heated environment,” Tammy said.

“The location of our new office is much closer to our fertilizer plant, and much easier for customers to do business. It is so much more professional of an environment to work in,” Tammy added.

Crop Service Center, Inc., has maintained a location in Beverly for 15 years, and also has locations in Assaria, Abilene, and Holland. The company specializes in custom crop application of fertilizer and herbicide.

(courtesy of the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican)

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