Scoular Upgrading 2 Kansas Grain Handling Facilities

The company will expand storage capacity and increase unloading speeds at two of its locations in the Midwest.

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Scoular's Pratt facility in Kansas.Image courtesy of Scoular

Agriculture supply chain solutions firm Scoular revealed plans Tuesday to invest in major upgrades at two grain handling facilities in Kansas that will increase unloading speeds and storage capacity at the locations.

Scoular’s decision to commit funds to the upgrades stems from higher yields and increased demand for corn, wheat, and other grains. The company is carrying out a project at its Coolidge facility in western Kansas in response to an uptick in white wheat production. Improvements will also be made at the its Pratt facility in south-central Kansas.

“The upgrades demonstrate our commitment to improving speed, space and efficiency for customers and we are proud we can serve them even better, especially during the busy harvest time,” Ron Bingham, senior vice president and Grain division manager for Scoular, said in a release.

Work at the Pratt location will enlarge the site’s total storage capacity to 5.5 million bu, installing an additional high-speed receiving leg to increase unloading speed by 30%, adding a third grain receiving pit to speed up unloading and boost efficiency.

Upgrades at the Coolidge site include an expansion of the site’s total storage capacity to 6.5 million bu, another high-speed receiving leg to boost grain unloading speed by 30%, and a fifth grain receiving pit.

Both facilities are situated along railroad mainlines, enabling Scoular to access regional, domestic, and export markets.

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