Ag Partners is a strong, member-owned cooperative serving producers, communities, homeowners and businesses across Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Stueve Construction built the original building at the Goodhue, MN, location in 2006. Now the company wanted to increase capacity and load-out speed.
What our Client Needed
Our Client Needed: As a result of ever changing market demand, growth and logistic dynamics, “Ag Partners needed to increase their Storage and output Capacity to meet customer needs” – Dale Johnson
What Stueve Designed and Built
Stueve engineers designed a new building with the capacity to hold 6,200 tons of urea, plus three micronutrient bins. The new building is next to the existing building which already had its own 200-ton load-out tower. A new, 200-ton load-out blend tower with a 250 TPH capacity was added to the new building, as well. Russ Buscher, VP of Engineering at Stueve, said Ag Partners wanted to have both towers operable from one control room.
“We built a new control room positioned between the two load-out areas, so one controller could manage both of them,” Buscher says.
Both buildings are fed from the existing truck receiving system.
Specs at a Glance
Total Storage Capacity: 6,500 tons
Bin Area: 238’ x 103’
Macro Bins: 4 l Micro Bins: 3 (48’x 18’ )
Alleyway: 238’ x 31’
Load-Out: 86’ x 80
Elevated Control Room: 20’ x 14’
Truck Receiving: 250 TPH
Blend System: Sackett Waconia Blend Tower- 200T