West Plains Grain Undertakes Major Upgrades at NE and SD Elevator Facilities
Date Posted: May 12, 2014
Kansas City, MO—West Plains LLC (“West Plains”) of Kansas City, MO has recently begun upgrades at six of its western Nebraska and South Dakota grain elevators.
Upgrades for West Plains’ Batesland, South Dakota elevator facility include a 15,000 bushel per hour grain leg, a 325,000 bushel steel grain bin and corresponding reclaim system from the new bin and existing outdoor bunker.
West Plains’ Clinton, Nebraska facility will be adding a 15,000 bushel per hour grain leg, a 325,000 bushel steel grain bin and reclaim system from the new bin as well as the existing bins (200,000 bushels) already at the location.
The Merriman, Nebraska elevator will see the addition of a 7,500 bushel per hour grain leg, a new conveyor system serving a 750,000 bushel flat storage facility and new 90 foot truck scale.
In Chadron, Nebraska, West Plains will be developing a new greenfield grain elevator with three 150,000 bushel steel grain bins, a 50,000 bushel steel grain bin and a reclaim system from all bins to the grain leg.
The grain leg will be a 20,000 bushel per hour capacity serving both a truck and rail load out; the elevator will also be able to unload railcars.
West Plains’ Gering, Nebraska location will add a 1,000,000 bushel flat storage facility with flush floor aeration and the Mitchell, Nebraska facility will add a 650,000 bushel flat storage facility also with flush floor aeration.
West Plains’ President John Skelley stated “These multiple upgrades and our new elevator at Chadron, Nebraska will give us an enhanced ability to unload grain trucks from our producer clientele in a very fast and efficient manner.
"This is consistent with our objective of investing in the agricultural communities where the grain facilities are located. As a commitment to its grower base, West Plains will be adding 2.8 million bushels of grain storage at these six locations.
"We look forward to the 2014 wheat and corn harvest and our improved ability to handle our producers’ crops.”
For more information, call 308-254-4116.