Producers will have additional space for storing corn and wheat while gaining a new facility for storing soybeans thanks to an expansion at The Scoular Co.’s North Grant, Neb., loading and receiving facility.
Scoular is constructing a 2 million bu. storage building at the facility, along with two 300,000 bu. grain bins and two truck dump pits. The project is expected to be completed by the start of the corn harvest. On-site storage space will grow by 60%, and total truck unloading capacity will improve to more than 70,000 bu. per hour.
“This investment will greatly improve the truck lines for producers at Scoular’s North Grant facility,” said Rick Matousek, Scoular Trade unit manager for western Nebraska. “More storage space means fewer transfer trucks. Traffic will flow the same way, but it will flow more smoothly, and wait times will improve.”
The facility, located about nine miles north of Grant in southwestern Nebraska, also will begin accepting soybeans in addition to corn and wheat.
Scoular said the expansion illustrates its ongoing commitment to farmers in southwestern Nebraska. The North Grant facility started with one storage building in 2007, and a second was built in 2012. The bushels of corn received at the facility have nearly quadrupled over the past 13 years.
“Scoular has made significant improvements to its North Grant facility over time to better serve producers,” Matousek said.