Ag Business Feature: College City Warehouse


Since 1980, Joe Lauwerijssen has been farming rice in the greater Arbuckle area with a goal to enter the market with his brand.

In doing so, he started a drying and storage facility called the College City Warehouse LLC.

“We started with only a few dryers and bins. Since then we’ve expanded our operations to over 50 bins,” said Lauwerijssen.

With a storage capacity of over 300,000 sacks – equivalent to 500 truckloads, College City Warehouse is a custom drying and storage facility.

“Because we have several different size bins, we can adequately separate specialty rice and seeds for the storage needs of our customers,” said Lauwerijssen.

Lauwerijssen commented that their operation offered organic options as well.

In addition to rice drying and storage, College City Warehouse provides opportunities for various grains and seed crops.

The family owned operation provides confidence to its customers that their products will be organized and handled with utmost care.

“We have always had an excellent relationship with the area and its farmers,” said Lauwerijessen, “give us a call and take a tour of our plant, we would love to include doing our business with you when it comes time to dry or store your products.”

College City Warehouse is located at 7251 Tule Rd, Arbuckle and can be contacted at (530) 476-2911. Visit their website at

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.