By RODNEY D. BOAM
A Valley Wide Co-op Agronomics official came to a Preston City Council meeting last week looking for concessions from the city for its rebuild of a grain mill in Preston.
Company representative Sid Jensen told the council he was there to gather information. Even though the company has talked about rebuilding the mill in Franklin County, Valley Wide is trying to decide if it will or not.
“We’ve looked at it a lot of different ways. No matter how we look at it, it’s not going to be a home run for us to build down here (Preston). It’s not going to be real profitable for us. We have other projects that are pending that probably take precedent over this one,” Jensen said.
The initial bid on a new mill was $8 million. There is interest in building the mill in a more central part of the state, he told the council.
Jensen asked the council and Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson their thoughts of rebuilding in Preston. The council and mayor gave him a warm reception and said they wanted the mill to be rebuilt locally.
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