MAUMEE, OHIO — The Andersons, Inc. said it will begin construction on a 3.8-million-bu capacity grain elevator facility near the towns of Anselmo and Broken Bow in Custer county, Neb. The facility is expected to open in time for the 2012 harvest.

“Constructing a new facility located in the center of Nebraska fits well with our strategy to provide service to customers west of our traditional eastern cornbelt market,” said Mike Anderson, chief executive officer. “During the past 15 months we’ve expanded our operations in Nebraska to nine locations, both through acquisitions and merchandising agreements.”

It would be the first elevator The Andersons has constructed in Nebraska and the largest in Custer county. The facility is expected to have both train and truck loading capabilities.