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JDH breaks ground on new grain handling facility in Sherman County, Texas

March 29, 2024

JDH, a family-owned business with a legacy spanning over 137 years, is excited to announce the groundbreaking of its newest grain handling facility in Sherman County, Texas. Jefferson Hillman, JDH’s CEO and fifth-generation family leader, along with Dean McIntosh, Southwest JDH general manager, and Matthew White, BNSF general director of agricultural products marketing, spoke at the ceremonial groundbreaking event.

“Our roots are deeply intertwined with rural America, Class I railroads and grain and commodity handling,” stated Jefferson Hillman. “This new facility in Sherman County is a perfect fit with our core business and a proud extension of our 137-year history.”

The company shared its gratitude to the Sherman County commissioners, BNSF and other key partners for their support and collaboration. Hillman also thanked the dedicated internal team behind the project.

The new facility is anticipated to strengthen JDH’s presence in the Southwest, complementing existing operations in New Mexico and Texas. “This project will enhance our service capabilities to the local agricultural sector, supporting local farmers, dairies, feed yards and other producers,” shared Dean McIntosh.

The state-of-the-art facility will feature a double looped rail track, high-speed unloading systems and substantial storage capacity. JDH will transport, store and process a variety of agricultural products at the site, efficiently serving the agricultural community in the Texas Panhandle region.

“We are excited for this new partnership with JDH and are looking forward to the opportunities the facility will bring so we can better serve our friends in the local agricultural community,” said Matthew White.

With construction now underway, JDH looks forward to the facility’s completion within the next 12 months.

About JDH:
Founded in 1886, JDH has been a cornerstone in the agricultural industry, committed to growth, innovation and leading with integrity. With facilities across the United States, JDH plays a crucial role in the agricultural supply chain, ensuring the efficient and safe transportation of vital commodities for farmers, and dairy, beef and hog producers. JDH is committed to growth, safety and the development of strong community ties, making it a trusted partner in the agricultural sector.

About BNSF Railway:
BNSF Railway, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the leading freight transportation companies in North America. Committed to the safe and efficient movement of agricultural products, BNSF is a crucial player in supporting the nation’s agricultural community.

JDH team members alongside Mid-States Millwright and Builders, the partners in designing and constructing this facility, pose together to mark their collaboration.

JDH team members, local officials and BNSF representative gather with shovels in hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking, marking the start of a new chapter.

Jefferson Hillman, JDH CEO and fifth-generation family leader, expresses his excitement about the project, highlighting its alignment with the company’s core business and its role as a proud continuation of JDH’s 137-year history.