USA – Cargill has launched a multi-million dollar investment project towards the increased storage and unload capacity in Nebraska, USA that will significantly expand the capacity of the grain elevator and increase the speed at which grain trucks can be unloaded at its facilities.

The project will also increase access of growers to an additional 55,000 tonnes of upright grain storage space and increased unload capacity of 1,800tonnes per hour.

In an interview with Associated Press, Jim Reiff, Northwest commercial leader for Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain in North America, said, “The Gibbon area features high production, mostly irrigated farm ground that historically produced consistently high yields.

We’re excited to expand our capabilities and improve service to growers in the area.”

The facility has eight full-time employees who handle corn, soybeans and wheat.

The improvements from this project will be complete by 2019, and are done in phases, so as not to interrupt construction process.

“These improvements are in line with our growth strategy and ensure we can continue to provide a competitive offering to Cargill customers”, says Dave Baudler, the grain managing director for Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain in North America,

He believes the upgrades will have a positive impact on both long and short supply chains.

Cargill operates across the state of Nebraska, with over 16 facilities and more than 3,800 employees.

August 22, 2017