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Crop Production Service purchases local UAP PDF Print E-mail
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

    The only change customers of the former UAP Agri Services in Imperial will notice is the different sign out front.
    That’s according to John Vogt, general manager of the former UAP in Imperial, which was purchased late last year by Crop Production Service (CPS).    
    The change of ownership took effect Dec. 31, 2008.
    CPS operates under its main company, Agrium, which is based in Canada. It purchased all of the former UAP operations in the United States, Vogt said.
    The manager here said he continues to report to the CPS’s U.S. corporate offices in Greeley, but those offices will soon be moving to Denver.
    None of the 15 employees at the Imperial site saw a change or loss of their jobs when the new owners took over, Vogt said. There were some personnel changes at the corporate office level, he added.
    CPS in Imperial sells the Dyna-Gro seed line and provides chemical applications and sales for area producers.
    The Imperial CPS operation on East Highway 6 did business as UAP Agri Services since 1998, after it was purchased  from Koch Industries.