Harvest Land Cooperative is in the process of expanding its Morton grain facility this summer.
The Morton project will add 1.5 million bushels of storage space and plenty of grain-handling capacity to the location.
Two 105-foot-diamater GSI bins which hold 750,000-bushels are being built in the open area just to the southwest of the current bin complex.
The bins will be served by a 20,000-bushel-per-hour leg.
The new facility will allow customers to dump at double the speed of the current setup. An enclosed dump area will feature a 1,000-bushel pit, which will hold the contents of an entire semi.
Matt Mude, Morton Location Manager, said, "This expansion will help our customers get in and get out faster, with quicker dump times."
The new elevator will be run by computers and touchscreen controls.
These additions will more than double Harvest Land’s total capacity in Morton, increasing from 950,000 bushels to 2.45 million bushels.
Construction to the project began in mid-April for an anticipated completion date of Sept 10. The construction was contracted to CEEC of Wabasso.
This week crews began raising the first of the new bins, a five-week process for each bin.
Mude stated, "We want to thank the public for staying clear of the construction area and allowing the crews to do their work. We understand how attractive construction is, particularly to children, and your safety is our first concern."
Continue to watch Harvest Land's website www.harvestland.com for updates, including video updates which are live, and their Facebook page