Agricultural supply chain solutions firm Scoular recently purchased a grain handling and processing facility near Goodyear, KS that will enable the firm to better service the area’s farmers, a company release announced Monday.
Featuring a capacity of 5.5 million bu, the location has railcar and truck loading and unloading capabilities. The location is currently in operation.
“Our new facility gives farmers in western Kansas an efficient place to offload grain, saving them time and money,” Jeff Bhend, a Scoular manager who will oversee the Goodyear site, said in a statement. “We purchased this facility with our farmers in mind and are proud we can serve them even better, especially during the busy harvest time.”
Under its previous ownership, the plant functioned as a canola and sunflower crush plant. Scoular will handle corn, wheat, and milo at the Goodyear plant, and has plans to boost the site’s dumping speeds and make changes to improve traffic flow.
The plant is near Scoular’s existing grain handling site in Goodland, KS.
Also this month, Powder & Bulk Solids reported that Scoular and two partners plan to open a new, $12 million fishmeal processing plant in Warrenton, OR as part of a broader company effort to increase its growth in the aquaculture and pet food space. Planned to open in summer 2022, the facility will use trimmings from local fish processing operations as a raw material.