Scoular building grain piling system in Nebraska
February 05, 2008
by Josh Sosland
OMAHA — The Scoular Co. is building a 2.5-million-bu grain piling system in Perkins county in Nebraska.
Located between the towns of Grant and Imperial less than 50 miles from the Colorado border, the facility is being built to facilitate Scoular’s corn origination program in western Nebraska. Scoular operates what the company describes as a "vibrant shuttle train program" farther west in Nebraska, at Venango.
The piling facility will offer local producers with "an alternative competitive market for their corn and wheat," Scoular said.
The system, being built on a tract of 20 acres purchased by Scoular last year, will include a 1.9-million-bu LeMar Industries covered grain piling system and an additional 650,000-bu uncovered ground piling space. Landmark Construction was engaged by Scoular to help with the design and construction.
The facility will be able to unload 30,000 bus of grain per hour.
"We are excited about being able to dump a lot of grain in a relatively short amount of time, particularly during harvest when our customers have better things to do than to sit in line," said Rick Matousek, general manager of a group of Scoular facilities in western Nebraska.