GROWMARK, Inc.

GROWMARK, Inc.
Sunderland Co-operative Inc.

Sunderland Co-operative Inc.

September 26, 2013 15:04 ET

Sunderland Co-operative Earns Performance Improvement Award

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2013) - Sunderland Co-operative, based in Sunderland, Ontario, recently received a Performance Improvement award at the GROWMARK, Inc. annual meeting in Chicago. Blain Thompson is the manager and Dale Hamilton was the president for the time period measured.

GROWMARK measures the improvement in the performance of member co-operatives based on return on invested capital. Over a five-year time frame, each co-operative's return on invested capital improvement is measured in comparison to other co-operatives in the System. From this measurement, the Performance Improvement Award was developed.

Sunderland Co-operative Inc. serves parts of Durham/York Regions, and the county of Victoria. It has a membership of 1,800 farmers or rural-residents and more than 60 years of successful operation. It is a full service agricultural co-operative providing products and services in feed, agronomy, grain marketing, energy products and services and has a retail store on site that provides hardware products, pet supplies and work wear. Sunderland Co-operative is a member-owner of GROWMARK, Inc. and markets its products and services under the FS banner.

GROWMARK is a regional co-operative providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in over 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. More information is available at www.growmark.com.

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