DECATUR, ILL. – ADM-Benson Quinn, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Co., plans to construct a shuttle loader grain elevator near St. Cloud, Minn. The facility will include grain drying capabilities and four bins with a total storage capacity of 3.2 million bus.
Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2011 and to be completed in September 2012. The elevator will originate corn and soybeans from regional farmers primarily for transportation by 110-car shuttle trains to the Pacific Northwest for export to Asian markets.
“Crop production in central Minnesota has increased significantly over the past five years,” said Scott Nagel, president of Minneapolis-based ADM-Benson Quinn. “ADM-Benson Quinn is expanding its grain storage and transportation capabilities in this area to meet regional growers’ need for an efficient, conveniently located grain elevator that offers grain drying and a wide range of services and marketing options for their crops.”