Brunswick Grain Elevator

1 decade 8 months 2 weeks ago March 25, 2006 Mar 25, 2006 Saturday, March 25 2006 Saturday, March 25, 2006 10:56:52 PM CST in News

"You'd go home over an evening and you'd come back the next day and it had grown."

This Ray-Carrol facility is a cooperative. When the addition is complete, Manager Bob Brown hopes it will help farmers sell their crops faster.

"It'll just benefit all the area farmers tremendously because they'll be able to do what they need to do, which is harvest their crop in a timely manor." said Brown.

One thing there is no denying is the fact that this elevator is tall. Just these side walls dwarf the 140 foot tall legs of the old elevator and this new height gives them new capacity to store up to 1.2 million bushels of grain.

When finished, this facility will be able to load a 100-car train in just under 10 hours. State of the art controls will drive the machinery.

"They saw a need for the facility, but it is our job to make 'er go," said Brown.

But old-fashioned hard work will still run the operation.

The facility isn't complete. There are legs sticking out of the top of the bins and the rest of the rail track. Officials say it should be operational by fall.

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