Bartlett Breaks Ground on $375M Kansas Soybean Crush Plant
Bartlett, a member of the Savage group of companies, has broken ground in Montgomery County, in Southeast Kansas, on a $375 million soybean crushing plant that will supply critical feedstock for renewable fuel production, food products, and animal feeds.
The plant, which will be owned by Bartlett, will have a yearly capacity to crush 45 million bushels of soybeans to make meal and refined soybean oil. The facility is also being seen as a promising economic driver for the area, generating more than 65 million gallons of feedstock for renewable transportation fuels, which is expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 400,000 tons per year. Located in the middle of the U.S., and with strong agricultural connections, Kansas was a strategic location choice for Bartlett. The plant’s location near Cherryvale provides easy access to multiple local highways and the South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, connecting the plant to a network of Class 1 carriers. Currently, preparation work is being done for the processing plant, grain elevator, and loop track system, which collectively is expected to commence operations in early 2024 and create about 50 permanent jobs.