1999 Regional Winner

Shipman Elevator Company - Shipman, IL

Even though the company is just five years old they have already began making improvements and upgrades. They have recently completed construction of a new chemical building as well as a new covered rig equipment storage, warehouse and office complex.

The company has employed a computerized mixing system to prevent human error in processing bulk fertilizers. Sales and management are all Certified Crop Advisers and they regularly attend classes to keep up with new technology. The employees also keep up with their education so that they can work individually with the growers to meet their economical and environmental cropping goals.

“Having environmental respect is absolutely necessary in order to conduct business,” says Brat Barker, general manager.