Co-Alliance Cooperative purchases Indiana companies

April 18, 2023 By    

Indianapolis-based Co-Alliance Cooperative acquired Plymouth LP Gas Corp. and Rochester LP Gas Corp. in northern Indiana.

Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas were both part of a family-owned corporation specializing in residential, light commercial and industrial propane service, installation and design.

“My father started these two propane businesses in 1954, and their focus has always been about family,” says Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas owner Debra Buchtel. “We wanted to sell our companies to someone who would build on our legacy. We knew Co-Alliance had the same values, and we appreciate the way they operate. They established themselves in this community several years ago, and they have always been respectful of our business.”

Co-Alliance is a farmer-owned cooperative established in the 1920s. It provides delivery of propane, heating oil, liquid fuels, lubricants and other petroleum products. Co-Alliance’s northern Indiana propane operations are adjacent to the Plymouth and Rochester LP Gas trade areas, which allows for customer service synergies, says the company.

“Co-Alliance is excited about the opportunity to bring Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas customers and employees onto our team,” says Co-Alliance President and CEO Kevin Still. “The commitment to customer service provided by Plymouth LP Gas and Rochester LP Gas is one that Co-Alliance looks forward to continuing. The location of these propane businesses complements Co-Alliance’s current northern Indiana market area. I look forward to our teams finding synergies to benefit our customers.”

“We are pleased to bring these strong businesses into Co-Alliance,” adds Todd Masten, Co-Alliance’s vice president of energy. “The Co-Alliance family wants to assure Plymouth and Rochester LP Gas customers that they will receive the same quality, commitment and dedication to service that they are accustomed to being provided. During this transition period, customers can be confident that Co-Alliance will continue to meet their propane needs with efficiency and integrity.”

Co-Alliance Cooperative ranks No. 20 for U.S. retail propane gallon sales, according to the 2023 LP Gas Top Propane Retailers ranking. It also operates divisions in agronomy, grain and swine and animal nutrition in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

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