Poet Design & Construction recently completed 5 grain storage expansion projects, adding 9 Grain bins and over 6,000,000 Bushels total of storage across facilities throughout the midwest. PD&C provided complete turn-key packages for the expansions, including all Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management services.
Adding two new 683,000 Bushel bins more than doubled the storage capacity at facilities in Portland, IN, Corning, IA, Leipsic, OH, and Alexandria, IN. The new grain bin systems were tied into the existing corn receiving, storage, and reclaim systems. A project in Chancellor, SD included adding a 593,000 bushel bin and a new receiving building with an in ground truck receiving pit, transfer system, and new inbound truck scale and probe system.
Several innovative features were included in these projects, such as the addition of enhanced monitoring instrumentation and innovative dust collection strategies to meet environmental compliance standards. PD&C also employed a wide range of civil engineering techniques, including geopiers and ground piles to solve the challenges presented by the different sites.
Each project was completed on time, starting construction in the spring and available for the fall harvest, creating value for each facility. Chancellor set record numbers of trucks through the plant in a day with over 250 trucks with the help from the new expansion.