Cargill to add receiving area at elevator
Feb. 2, 2011
by Jeff Gelski
TOPEKA, KAS. – Cargill AgHorizons will add a second truck receiving area at its north Topeka grain elevator that should minimize waiting times for incoming trucks bringing in grains and oilseeds. Construction will begin this month and should be completed in June in time for corn harvest.
“Adding the second pit will more than double our capacity for unloading the trucks brought in by our farmer customers,” said Rob Nordmeyer, farm service group manager at Topeka.
The elevator currently may load 15,000 bus per hour from trucks. The second unloading pit will add another 25,000 bus per hour. The facility has two additional unloading areas that may accommodate both trucks and rail cars with a combined capacity of 47,000 bus per hour. The Topeka elevator purchases corn, soybeans, hard red winter wheat and sorghum.
“With the addition of the new unloading pit, our maximum potential unload capacity will be 87,000 bus per hour,” Mr. Nordmeyer said.