The Scoular Company Constructs Western Nebraska Facility
February 1, 2008
New Location Adds 2.5 Million Bushels of Capacity to Scoular’s Network
OMAHA, NE – The Scoular Company is pleased to announce the construction of a 2.5 million bushel grain piling system in Perkins County, Nebraska. Located between the cities of Grant and Imperial, the facility is strategically positioned in Scoular’s western Nebraska grain marketing network.
Scoular will use the facility to meet the growing needs of corn origination for the company’s procurement program for area corn users and its vibrant shuttle train program in Venango. The new piling facility also will provide local grain producers with an alternative competitive market for their corn and wheat.
Built on 20 acres of land that Scoular purchased last year, the new southern Perkins County handling location includes a 1.9 million bushel LeMar covered grain piling system and an additional 650,000 bushel uncovered ground piling space currently under construction. Scoular and Landmark Construction worked on the design and construction of the facility.
According to Rick Matousek, General Manager of a group of Scoular’s western Nebraska facilities, the most attractive feature of the new facility is its unloading speed – 30,000 bushels per hour as compared to 6 -8,000 bushels per hour at older facilities in the area. “We are excited about being able to dump a lot of grain in a relatively short amount of time, particularly during harvest when our customers have better things to do than sit in line,” said Matousek.