New Grain Elevator In Brownton 21 Dec 11

Plans to construct a new grain elevator in the City of Brownton were announced this week. Archer Daniels Midland-Benson Quinn and United Farmers Co-op on Monday announced the formation of a joint venture that will build and operate an elevator in Brownton with a total storage capacity of 3.6 million bushels. Officials say the elevator will be capable of loading 110-car shuttle trains, will feature four receiving pits with the capability to dump 80,000 bushels of grain per hour, and will be located on a rail line that has service from three railroads. The joint venture, United Grain Systems, LLC, will also operate the 5 existing UFC elevators at Bird Island, Klossner, Lafayette, LeSueur and Winthrop, which will primarily handle corn and soybeans. ADM-Benson Quinn and UFC will each own 50% of the new company.