Hamilton Energy now linked to major propane supplier CHS Inc.


HAMILTON, MICH. (September 26, 2011) ‘ Hamilton Energy, a division of Hamilton Farm Bureau (HFB), is now connected to the propane resources of CHS Inc., the nation’s largest customer-owned energy supplier.

‘As part of CHS, we’ll continue to offer our customers the same quality products, dependable service and outstanding programs they count on, while having strong connections to supply, programs and other resources of one of the nation’s largest propane wholesalers,” said Kevin Kobbins, Division Manager, Hamilton Energy.

Earlier this month, HFB completed its merger with CHS, the nation’s largest member-owned business and a leading energy, grains and foods company.

Kobbins noted that customers will see no change in their supplier’s name or in their daily connections with Hamilton Energy employees, delivery vehicles and telephone contacts.

Hamilton Energy ranked number 40 among the industry rankings of the nation’s propane suppliers for 2010; CHS ranked seventh and serves cooperatives, independent retailers and other customers throughout the United States. 

                Hamilton Energy has supplied farms, homes and other customers with energy products for nearly a century. It serves western Michigan propane customers from locations including Hastings, Kalkaska, Pullman, South Haven and Traverse City, offering a variety of residential and commercial energy plans, along with strong commitments to energy safety and conservation. Hamilton Farm Bureau (www.hfb.com) was built on the principle of providing quality products and expert services to the communities it serves. For the past 90 years, it has done that and more, growing into a vital resource for agricultural producers, consumers and builders in Michigan.

CHS Inc. (www.chsinc.com) is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world. A Fortune 100 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders across the United States. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain, livestock feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. CHS is listed on the NASDAQ at CHSCP.


This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligations to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. For a discussion of additional factors that may materially affect management’s estimates and predictions, please view the CHS Inc. annual report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended Aug. 31, 2010, which can be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission web site (www.sec.gov) or on the CHS web site www.chsinc.com.

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