Landus Cooperative in Early held an open house on Friday to showcase their new storage flat.
Construction on the facility started in May, and is expected to be finished in a couple of weeks. Eric Pullen is the Location Manager at Landus in Early…(audio clip below :14 )
The eight-million dollar project was done by Macon Construction out of Illinois.
The expansion will offer two-million bushels of soybean storage, as well as a receiving pit with a one-thousand bushel capacity. It will increase receiving speed to 20-thousand bushels per hour.
Landus Business Unit Leader Tyler Schultes says the new storage flat will feature a truck-receiving pattern with separate corn and soybean lines, and there will be a big difference in wait time for farmers…(audio clip below :31 )
The new storage flat is larger than a college football field, including end zones, and will be ready for this year’s harvest. The expansion also includes building roads and an outbound scale.
Schultes says Landus recently announced 150-million dollars in incremental spending over the next four years…(audio clip below :30 )
Click here to view a drone flyover of the expansion project in Early.
Landus Cooperative is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative based in Iowa that serves seven-thousand farmer-owners.