CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company and the nation’s leading agricultural cooperative, will make seven significant capital investments intended to add value in grain and fertilizer distribution and handling for its producer-owners in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota.
Among the projects are significant enhancements to dry fertilizer handling at three locations, a state-of-the-art shuttle train loading elevator, expansion of an existing shuttle loader and two grain storage units.
“By reinvesting in these facilities and communities, we continue to demonstrate the CHS commitment to our producer-owners,” said John McEnroe, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations. “These new projects, expansions and upgrades provide the farmers we serve with added supply dependability and access to faster, more efficient grain handling.”
The projects, some of which may begin as early as May 2013, are planned for seven locally controlled CHS Country Operations retail service centers. They include:
• Construction of a fertilizer hub plant at Erskine, Minn.
• Expansions of fertilizer handling facilities at Crookston, Minn. and Larimore, N.D.,
• Construction of a new grain terminal including a shuttle train loader at Langdon, N.D.,
• Expansion of an existing shuttle loader at Calvin, N.D.
• Enhancements to existing grain handling operations at Warren, Minn. and Drayton, N.D.
“These projects are very tangible demonstrations of CHS commitment to investing in the future on its owners’ behalf,” McEnroe added.
Project costs were not disclosed.