Kennebec's new Wheat Growers grain shuttle loader facility will break ground this week

on Mon Oct 13 2014, 09:13AM | by Kim

 
 
A groundbreaking program is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held immediately west of the existing Wheat Growers facility in Kennebec, located along state Highway 273.
 
The facility will include grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy services.
 
In a press release, Wheat Growers said the event will provide a chance "to say thanks to Rails to the Future, the South Dakota Legislature, the Railroad Board and Department of Transportation."
 
In April, Wheat Growers indicated it would build a $38.9 million grain shuttle loader facility in Lyman County, if rail improvements were to be made to the line that runs from Chamberlain to Presho. No specific location for the facility was announced until last month, when the Wheat Growers' Board of Directors announced Kennebec as the site.
 
Hal Clemensen, president of Wheat Growers' Board of Directors, said the facility will complete dirt work and start construction this fall, with plans to open the agronomy services in time for winter 2015-16 and then have the grain-handling facility completed in time for harvest 2016.
 
The construction of a facility to load trains out of the area is in response to a drive to improve the 41.6 miles of rail between Chamberlain and Presho. A combination of local, state and federal funds, capped by a $12.68 million federal transportation grant announced in September, helped cover the nearly $30 million cost to improve the rail line. That included more than $1 million in local donations from the Rails to the Future group that built support for the rail campaign.
 
The rail needed to be improved with heavier-gauge rail, if the state wanted to use it for 115-car trains.
Wheat Growers to break ground on $38.9M grain facility in SD KENNEBEC, S.D. — Kennebec's new Wheat Growers grain shuttle loader facility will break ground next week. By: Marcus Traxler , Forum News Service
 
KENNEBEC, S.D. — Kennebec's new Wheat Growers grain shuttle loader facility will break ground next week.A groundbreaking program is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held immediately west of the existing Wheat Growers facility in Kennebec, located along state Highway 273.The facility will include grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy services. In a press release, Wheat Growers said the event will provide a chance "to say thanks to Rails to the Future, the South Dakota Legislature, the Railroad Board and Department of Transportation."In April, Wheat Growers indicated it would build a $38.9 million grain shuttle loader facility in Lyman County, if rail improvements were to be made to the line that runs from Chamberlain to Presho. No specific location for the facility was announced until last month, when the Wheat Growers' Board of Directors announced Kennebec as the site.Hal Clemensen, president of Wheat Growers' Board of Directors, said the facility will complete dirt work and start construction this fall, with plans to open the agronomy services in time for winter 2015-16 and then have the grain-handling facility completed in time for harvest 2016.The construction of a facility to load trains out of the area is in response to a drive to improve the 41.6 miles of rail between Chamberlain and Presho. A combination of local, state and federal funds, capped by a $12.68 million federal transportation grant announced in September, helped cover the nearly $30 million cost to improve the rail line. That included more than $1 million in local donations from the Rails to the Future group that built support for the rail campaign. The rail needed to be improved with heavier-gauge rail, if the state wanted to use it for 115-car trains.
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KENNEBEC, S.D. — Kennebec's new Wheat Growers grain shuttle loader facility will break ground next week.A groundbreaking program is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held immediately west of the existing Wheat Growers facility in Kennebec, located along state Highway 273.The facility will include grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy services. In a press release, Wheat Growers said the event will provide a chance "to say thanks to Rails to the Future, the South Dakota Legislature, the Railroad Board and Department of Transportation."In April, Wheat Growers indicated it would build a $38.9 million grain shuttle loader facility in Lyman County, if rail improvements were to be made to the line that runs from Chamberlain to Presho. No specific location for the facility was announced until last month, when the Wheat Growers' Board of Directors announced Kennebec as the site.Hal Clemensen, president of Wheat Growers' Board of Directors, said the facility will complete dirt work and start construction this fall, with plans to open the agronomy services in time for winter 2015-16 and then have the grain-handling facility completed in time for harvest 2016.The construction of a facility to load trains out of the area is in response to a drive to improve the 41.6 miles of rail between Chamberlain and Presho. A combination of local, state and federal funds, capped by a $12.68 million federal transportation grant announced in September, helped cover the nearly $30 million cost to improve the rail line. That included more than $1 million in local donations from the Rails to the Future group that built support for the rail campaign. The rail needed to be improved with heavier-gauge rail, if the state wanted to use it for 115-car trains.- See more at: http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/21219/#sthash.GGuEhZ3w.dpuf