Columbia Grain International Acquires 8 Grain Facilities from Gavilon, Increases Ownership in Export Terminal Joint Venture Pacificor, and Expands Agri-Input Businesses

CGI has acquired multiple facilities including this one in New Rockford, ND pictured above.

Portland, OR (JULY 2022) —Columbia Grain International (CGI), a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds, and organics for the northern tier of the United States for over 40 years has announced a major restructuring of its US based grain and pulse business assets and strategy going forward. They’ve acquired 8 silo locations previously owned by Gavilon, including 3 facilities in Wolf Point and Chester, MT and Valley City, ND they have been operating since 2014. Additionally, CGI has acquired the assets and employees in Moore, MT, Fairview, MT, New Rockford, ND, Carrington, ND, Rogers, ND, and Jamestown, ND.

Furthermore, CGI has increased its ownership of Kalama Holdco to 75 percent ownership interest, KHC is a 60.6% owner in Pacificor, the joint venture export arm of Columbia Grain.

CGI is pleased to announce that it will see an increase of 50 new employees through the acquisition with increased support staff in its Great Falls, MT and Portland, OR corporate locations.

“We are proud that Marubeni supports CGI as its main grain and pulse supply chain company as this re-organization will enhance the trade flows of Northern grains from the PNW ports to Japan and other Asian countries, and the diversity of our specialty crop handling will also be expanded due to these additional assets” said CGI President & CEO, Jeff Van Pevenage. “We look forward to a path of successful growth and welcome the high-quality individuals who join our team.”

CGI also anticipates further growth in its agri-input businesses and the positive results this will have on its ability to service its producers.

“CGI is dedicated to cultivating the growth of the food supply chain in the northern region of the U.S. to ensure the world receives the highest-quality foods from our 8,000 farmers. These new acquisitions and ownership interests prove that CGI provides trusted solutions for a farm-to-table philosophy that nourishes the world, safely,” said Van Pevenage.

About Columbia Grain International

Since 1978, Columbia Grain International™ (CGI) has been Cultivating Growth™ as a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds and organics for U.S. domestic and worldwide export markets. Headquartered in Portland, OR, CGI’s reliable supply chain spans the western region of the US, ensuring abundant ingredients for all of its partners, thanks to their trusted relationships with their farmers throughout the fertile croplands of  Washington, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota, well known for its high-quality wheat, feed grains, canola and pulses. CGI is an owner of Montana Specialty Mills, who operates an organic and non-GMO oilseed crushing facility in Great Falls, Montana, a mustard seed facility in Conrad, Montana, and most recently Montana Craft Malt —providing specialty malt barley from Montana farmers to the craft brewing world. Today, they are vertically integrated, operating assets including grain elevators, processing plants and agronomy centers to support their farmers, which stretch the northern tier of the United States. With multiple touchpoints across the food supply chain, CGI provides trusted solutions and cultivates high-quality ingredients from their local farmers for a farm to table philosophy that nourishes the world, safely. For media inquiries, contact Christina Madrid at Christie & Co,, by phone (818) 621-1897 and/or email