Cargill Opens New Seattle Warehouse
July 5, 2004 - Cargill Malt/Specialty Products Group has opened a warehouse in central Seattle to better meet the pale- and specialty-malt needs of regional brewers, microbreweries, and brewpubs in the Pacific Northwest. "We have chosen a United Warehousing location for our site, given its superior facilities and extensive trucking fleet," said Ron Ryan, account executive for Cargill Malt/Specialty Products Group. The Cargill Malt warehouse is adjacent to Safeco Field at 1750 Occidental Avenue South, providing easy freeway access to customers for all of their malt needs. The warehouse offers Cargill's proprietary malts and also carries the full lines of Dingemans, Pauls, and Meussdoerffer malts, as well as a selection of Weyermann, Crisp, and Gambrinus malts, in 50- or 55-pound bags. In addition, regional customers now have direct access to a full line of flaked and torrified malt products. "This convenient location enables us to provide next-day delivery of our products to customers in the greater Seattle and Portland areas," said Ryan. "Having a presence in this region also translates into significant savings for our Pacific Northwest customers through dramatic decreases in transportation costs." Ryan said that the new Seattle warehouse is a key addition to Cargill Malt's nationwide malt distribution network. That network also includes warehouses in northern California, Denver and Minnesota; bulk trans-load sites in Washington, northern and southern California and Vermont; and malt-houses in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Saskatchewan.