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Plains Cotton Cooperative Association Announces High-efficiency Train Project to Supply World Markets

November 10, 2020

LUBBOCK, TX — (November 10, 2020) — Plains Cotton Cooperative Association announced today that it will add high-efficiency train loading capabilities to its facility in Altus, Oklahoma.  The train will directly link PCCA’s cotton producers to Asia’s destination markets, providing high-quality cotton while leveraging an efficient supply chain.

“This expansion is strategically important for PCCA’s grower-owners. Rail transportation in Altus will improve access to global markets,” said Kevin Brinkley, PCCA’s president and CEO.

PCCA will collaborate with Cargill on the project to provide worldwide market access through its global merchandising and supply chain operations.

“Cargill Cotton has an established track record in the sale of cotton to the international marketplace,” said William Barksdale, president of Cargill Cotton. “We are excited about the opportunity and believe this project will enhance value across the supply chain.”

Founded in 1953, PCCA is a marketing cooperative owned by farmers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico dedicated to supplying sustainably grown, high-quality cotton fiber worldwide. PCCA also owns cotton warehouse facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas and develops and offers software programs and networks to local co-op gins that help add value to their grower-owners’ cotton.

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