USC worked with Gumz Seed Service in Central Wisconsin to help design and build a new seed care system, helping the operation to expand its footprint within the agricultural community.
What Gumz Seed Service Needed
Located in South Central Wisconsin, Gumz Seed Service is a fourth-generation farm under the management of brothers Richard and Roderick. The operation has been farming potatoes, onions, carrots, mint, corn and soybeans since the mid-1990s. In addition to a packing shed expansion project in 2012, the brothers wanted to diversify the business further, so when an opportunity came along to acquire a Pioneer Seed Agency, they jumped on it and Gumz Seed Service was born!
The brothers envisioned an operation that could take a new division of an existing company to the next level. “As a distributor of Pioneer Seed products, we wanted to be able to provide a complete package of seed enhancements,” says Richard. “We understand the benefits of seed treatment and believe that seed treatment will continue to evolve and be a value to the seed agency and producer.”
What USC Designed
Gumz Seed Service’s facility started as a dirt plot with a unique vision to expand and diversify the Gumz brand by offering the latest seed treatment products, services and technology. USC was able to start designing this facility from a blank canvas, with the logistics of each piece of equipment having a special place within the 120- X 72-foot facility.
With ambitious goals for the operation, Gumz Seed Service was condfident this addition would not only bring in extra revenue, but also give a competitive advantage within the region as far as seed treating technology was concerned.
USC was able to translate this vision through a customized approach, making sure the equipment ultimately achieved the desired goals of the business, while staying within budget. Specific details are outlined to the right with preliminary drawings, equipment specifications and USC’s signature bulk site process.
“We’ve always believed in dedicating our resources to provide the best solutions for each USC site,” says Brett Dallman, Western regional manager. “But this was special because the Gumz’s are equally passionate about the future of seed treatment and saw the value in doing it right from the start.”
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