Idaho-After months of meetings and preparation, it has become official that the respective companies of Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Co-ops, Inc. have agreed to merge. The two businesses received overwhelming support through the voting process from both sets of board members and the membership of the cooperatives. Dave Holtom, CEO of Valley Wide Cooperative said, “We are encouraged by the support both memberships have conveyed and will now concentrate on meeting the expectations of our patrons and will communicate our progress as we move along”. Both Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Co-op, Inc. have divisions in Retail, Energy (propane and bulk fuel) and Agronomy. Each company is firmly rooted in Idaho (both were started in the 1930’s), have deep commitments to customer service, and employ only the best in their fields. The merger will take affect September 1, 2015.
Valley Co-Op is a locally owned cooperative proudly serving area agricultural producers, commercial businesses and families in Southern Idaho. The result of a merger between Idaho Grange Co-op & Wendell Grange Supply in 1991, both parent cooperatives had a history of serving the needs of area customers dating back to the 1930’s. Following founding traditions of honesty and caring for others, Valley Co-Op is motivated by service. They provide needed and high quality goods and services at affordable prices in a socially responsible and ethical manner. Valley Coops serves patrons in the Magic Valley from 9 locations with a team of 200 employees.
Valley Wide Cooperative, also a locally owned cooperative, has experienced growth and success through several mergers over the past 15 years and operates by the cooperative principle that more can be accomplished working together than as individuals. They pride themselves in the level of service they offer, the facilities they have built and the quality of employees that make up the Valley Wide team. Valley Wide serves its patrons from Western Wyoming to Eastern Oregon through 34 locations and the efforts of over 350 employees.
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