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CHS increases storage, speed at new North Dakota grain facility

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Photo courtesy of CHS A digital rendering of a grain facility
FUTURE FOCUS: CHS is investing in a new storage facility just 30 minutes from the border of Canada. This architectural rendering shows what the more than 6.5-million-bushel-capacity site will look like when complete in spring of 2022.
The new 6.5-million-bushel-capacity site is expected to be complete in spring of 2022.

CHS is adding 6.56-million-bushel grain storage capacity for farmers in northeast North Dakota, but it will be a while before farmers can deliver to the new grain handling facility.

Construction began in October on a state-of-the-art CHS facility in Drayton, N.D., roughly 30 miles from the border of Canada. According to company representatives, it should be operational by spring of 2022.

Improve offload speeds

The new concrete eight-pack facility will replace an old woodhouse elevator at the site.

It will add 1 million bushels of upright concrete storage with four large 100,000-bushel bins on each side and interior bins between the eight circles.

Two dump pits, each with 25,000-bushel-per-hour receiving capacity, will improve speed on site. Once complete, the Drayton location will have a total of four dump pits with a combined 80,000-bushels-per-hour grain-receiving capacity.

Once the new facility is finished, the old elevator will be demolished.

Safety, farmer focus

The facility will also create a safer environment for employees, farmers and community members through improved traffic patterns, cleaner operating conditions and updated equipment with enhanced safety features.

“Safety is an important focus for CHS as we put the well-being of our people, customers and communities first every day,” says Harold Weimer, manager of the CHS location in Drayton. “We are excited to see how this new facility brings that to life, directing truck traffic off of Highway 44 and adding the latest in safety features to keep our employees and customers safe.”

Rick Dusek, executive vice president of CHS ag retail operations, says the project is about investing in solutions for area farmers.

“Our operational footprint and assets are the strength of our retail platform and this important project delivers on our strategy to have safe, efficient assets in the right places to best serve our farmer-owners,” Dusek says.

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