Northwest Missouri grain handling complex to open in summer

     (AP) – MFA Inc. officials say a $27 million grain-handling
facility in northwest Missouri should be ready to open by the summer.
     The St. Joseph News-Press reports weather hasn't significantly delayed work
on the shuttle-loader operation in rural Caldwell County 5 miles east of
     The complex will have capacity for 110 railroad cars and is located near Union
Pacific Railroad tracks.
     The project will consist of three 80-foot diameter grain silos and one 60-foot
silo. The large silos will each have a 560,000 bushel capacity, with the
smallest holding 316,000 bushels.
     The facility will be able to receive two separate lanes of grain shipments at
a pace of 30,000 bushels an hour.


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