The Andersons, Inc. To Reconstruct Toledo Port Facility

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MAUMEE, Ohio
Nov 3, 2005

The Andersons, Inc. today announced that its Toledo ship-loading facility damaged earlier this year will be completely restored. The facility, leased from Cargill, Incorporated, incurred heavy damage from two explosions and subsequent fire that occurred on July 1.

Plans are for all former operational capabilities of the 6.0 million bushel elevator to be returned to the facility, along with safety, efficiency, and service enhancements added or upgraded as practical or required. A general contractor has been named and pre-work has occurred. The Company expects that full restoration could be completed by late September, 2006.

Jim McKinstray, General Manager of The Andersons Maumee Grain Division, said, "The decision to restore the facility was a joint effort between The Andersons and Cargill and was a result of considerable review. This is good news for the Company, our customers, and the Port of Toledo."

The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company with interests in the grain and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar marketing, industrial materials formulation, turf products production, and general merchandise retailing. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, the company presently has operations in seven U.S. states plus rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico. Total revenues in 2004 were $1.3 billion.

SOURCE: The Andersons, Inc.

CONTACT: Gary Smith, VP Finance & Treasurer of The Andersons, Inc.,
+1-419-891-6417, or gary_smith@andersonsinc.com


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