Scoular, one of the largest grain companies in North
America, has completed an extensive upgrade to its grain handling facility in
western Missouri that triples grain unloading speeds for farmers and
expands storage space in time for wheat harvest.
Scoular built the facility in Adrian, Missouri, in 2012. This expansion is the second major addition since inception. Increased yields and strong demand for soybeans, especially for renewable diesel, have driven the upgrades. The latest upgrade brings Scoular’s total investment in the facility over the past decade to more than $15 million. Scoular’s Matt O’Hern has managed the facility during its decade of growth and all phases of construction.
“This investment is critical to better serving farmers and strategically enhancing our network in the region,” said Ron Bingham, Scoular
Senior Vice President and Grain Division Manager. “Matt and his team have done an outstanding job serving our customers, and this upgrade demonstrates our commitment to providing a modern, efficient facility for them.”
The latest upgrade (compared with initial construction):
- Triples grain unloading speed.
- Quadruples upright storage space to 1.2 million bushels.
- Doubles ground storage.
- Quadruples track capacity to 110 cars.
An hour south of Kansas City, the facility is strategically located on the MNA short line railroad and serves multiple markets including soybean processors, poultry feeders and flour mills, providing producers efficient access to regional, domestic and export markets.
Along with wheat, the facility handles corn and soybeans. The facility is part of Scoular’s Midwestern grain handling network that includes over 50 facilities in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.