Demeter began as a family grain business in the early 1940’s. Today the company continues to operate grain facilities and has expanded into the business of commercial warehousing.
The company’s roots are in agriculture. With a rich history dating back to 1944, the company is recognized as an innovative leader in Agribusiness. The Grain Division remains the cornerstone of the company, operating eight country elevators in northern Illinois. Each facility has a knowledgeable staff ready to provide the best possible service to our customers. Call us before you sell!
In the early 1980s, the company identified a need for commercial space and began the business known today as Demeter Logistics. The first warehouse was designed as a dual-purpose building. It was first used to store surplus grain for the government. As the grain surplus was depleted, the building was converted into commercial warehouse space. The Warehouse Division has since expanded to include 259,935 square feet of premium warehouse space located in two primary markets, South Beloit, Illinois and Lafayette, Indiana. South Beloit is located just off Interstate 90 at the Illinois-Wisconsin state line about 75 miles northwest of Chicago. Lafayette, Indiana is on Interstate 65 just 125 miles southeast of Chicago and 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
The family tradition and values continue with the business still owned and managed by the family. The Demeter Team approaches each customer with the same philosophy: to provide the best information and service, and the best solution to meet the customer’s needs efficiently and effectively.
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