Landmark plans new shuttle-loading operation

Landmark plans new shuttle-loading operation

LANDMARK Services Cooperative has selected Columbia County, Wis., as the site of its new grain shuttle-loading facility, based on plans announced March 20.

Landmark said the facility will be the second of its kind to be built in the state.

Located on 150-250 acres in Fall River, Wis., the facility is expected to carry 2.5 million to 3.5 million bu. of grain capacity and market 15 million to 25 million bu. of grain annually.

Preliminary planning for the project has been underway for the past 18 months, although a timeline for the project has not yet been announced as the co-op is awaiting approval of a conditional use permit for construction of the facility.

Landmark built the state's first shuttle-loading facility in Evansville, Wis., in 2002.

Shuttle-loading facilities have become more popular with grain handlers and merchandisers in recent years because they allow firms and cooperatives to store and load grain at a single site, saving both time and costs for shipping and loading.

 

Volume:85 Issue:13

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