La Porte County WORKS! – Co-Alliance
**La Porte Agri-Business Co-Op highlighted at November 2nd, County Commission Meeting**
(La Porte County, IN): At this month’s County Commission meeting held on November 2nd, 2022, the La Porte County WORKS! program highlighted Co-Alliance, a co-op of various agribusinesses with the goal of improving and refining farming operations.
“Agriculture is a huge economic driver in LaPorte County and Co-Alliance contributes its expertise and services to help our local farms succeed. We are appreciative for Co-Alliance which focuses on agribusiness with products, services and state-of-the-art technology,” stated Commission President, Sheila Matias.
“As the La Porte County WORKS! program has grown, it has been a pleasure to highlight many unique businesses in our county, doing incredible work. Co-Alliance is another valued county business,” stated Mike Seitz, IOM, Business Retention Manager of the La Porte County Office of Community and Economic Development.
“Farming is a critical component to not just La Porte County, but our national economy. Highlighting Co-Alliance this week, we were able to focus on the people who put food on everyone’s tables across the nation” stated Tony Rodriguez, EDFP., Director of the La Porte County Community & Economic Development Office.
We highlight Co-Alliance this week; in addition, jobs are available at other previously highlighted local companies such as Vanair, Sims Meat Processing, and Alexander Chemical. All highlights and local jobs available are featured on the county website at LaPorteco.in.gov/boards-commissions/LaPorte-county-works/.
This Week’s Highlighted Local Business:
Co-Alliance is a modern partnership of local agriculture and energy cooperatives with community roots established in the 1920s; it was formally established in 2002. The first half of the 20th century saw the development and early success of local farmer- owned county cooperatives. By 1960, there was a co-op in every county in Indiana, working to serve farmers. Since then, cooperatives have consolidated, and Co-Alliance is the result of the merger of five individual cooperatives. Co-Alliance is one of the largest, most successful agribusiness and energy marketing and supply cooperatives in the Midwest. They combine industry expertise, high quality products and leading technology to deliver innovative solutions in energy, agronomy, grain marketing, swine/animal nutrition to their customers, both members and nonmembers. The co-op is a service-oriented company owned and operated by people who live in the community, and have a vested interest in supporting those they serve. Being active in the communities and giving back is part of their mission. They donate time, money and use of their facilities to numerous local organizations. Co-Alliance also participates in local festivals and events. Over the years, they have returned millions of dollars to their communities in patronage, equity, and support for programs. Co-Alliance is divided into 8 Districts with a representative e from each district serving on the governing body-the Board of Directors. The purpose of the Board of Directors is to evaluate the overall direction and strategy of the cooperative business, which has core divisions of Agronomy, Energy, Grain and Swine and Animal Nutrition. The directors are elected by the shareholders to 4-year terms by the shareholders in their district. Their headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana, with more than 80 local offices across Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Co-Alliance has two locations in La Porte County, one in Union Mills at 3551 W 800 South and the other in Rolling Prairie at 310 South Prairie Street. If you are interested in full time, part- time or seasonal employment, go to https://wwwco-alliance.com/careers. This website contains the listing of career opportunities and benefit packages at Co-Alliance.
To view more information about the businesses highlighted in the La Porte County WORKS! program, visit us at LaPorteco.in.gov/boards-commissions/LaPorte-county-works/. To have your business considered for a spotlight, sign up here. For questions, please contact Tony Rodriguez, Director of La Porte County Community & Economic Development at [email protected].