Industrial Development Briefs: CHS, RichardsonWritten by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
CHS Inc. plans a new grain shuttle facility in southeast South Dakota, to be served by BNSF. Also, Richardson International loads the first 8,500-foot (HEP) train at its new Canadian Pacific (CP)-served grain elevator in Saskatchewan.
CHS this spring will start construction on a new grain shuttle facility in southeast South Dakota, the global agribusiness cooperative reported Jan. 20.
The new 1.1-million-bushel grain facility will be located near the intersection of Interstate 29 and State Highway 44 and tie into an existing rail loop currently used for CHS agronomy operations. BNSF’s Mitchell Subdivision will provide rail service.
According to CHS, the facility will feature “fast and efficient receiving and loadout capabilities to bring area farmers even more market access in the Pacific Northwest grain corridor and other important markets.”
“This investment in infrastructure and supply chain capabilities is part of a coordinated and focused effort to drive operational and efficiency gains throughout our expansive CHS network,” said Kent Mulder, CHS Vice President of Operations in South Dakota and the Southern Plains.
CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines, and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.
In related developments, CHS and Cargill earlier this month reported they will expand TEMCO LLC operations to the Texas Gulf.
Earlier this month, the first 8,500-foot (HEP) train was loaded at Richardson’s nearly $50 million high-throughput grain elevator in Carmichael, Saskatchewan. Rail service provider CP congratulated the agribusiness company via Twitter on Jan. 25. The facility, whose construction began in 2021, has some 45,000 metric tons of storage capacity and a loop track for loading 175 high cube railcars. It features high-speed receiving and load out as well as a high-capacity grain cleaning system.