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Scoular to Invest in Substantial Upgrades to Kansas Facilities

Increased yields (largely due to improved seed genetics) and strong demand for corn, wheat, and other grains has led Scoular, a $9 billion agribusiness in operation since 1892, to undertake significant upgrades at its grain handling facilities in Coolidge and Pratt, Kansas.

At its Coolidge facility in western Kansas, increased production of white wheat in the southwest region of the state has driven the need for greater capacity. Wheat yields in the state have averaged 43 bushels per acre over the past decade - up 10 percent over the previous ten-year period.


At Coolidge, upgrades included: expanding total storage capacity to 6.5 million bushels; boosting unloading speeds by 30 percent; the addition of a high-speed receiving leg; and the addition of a fifth grain receiving pit.


At the Pratt location, improvements included: expanding total storage capacity to 5.5 million bushels; boosting grain unloading speeds by 30 percent; the addition of a high-speed receiving leg; and the addition of a third grain receiving pit. These upgrades enable the facility to efficiently provide feedstock to partner Pratt Energy for ethanol production, while also growing the company’s overall capabilities.



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