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New Elevator in New Salem Fills in Just 8 Days

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A small town gets a big addition.
An elevator that took nearly a year and a half to build is open and ready for business.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin, takes you to New Salem for the story.

 These silos are big and each one of them can hold thousands of bushels of grain...
And each one of them is full. 
(Gaylen Lennick / Manager)  "We started about the 22nd of August, I believe. Roughly 8 working days later, 978 loads later, we were full. We didn't the full, full capacity. we just did what the 8 pack held. That was 900-thousand bushels."
Gaylen Lennick is the Manager at Southwest Grain in New Salem. 
Lennick says in just 8 days nearly 1-thousand loads of grain were dumped in this new driveway.
(Sarah Gustin / sgustin@kxnet.com) "Lennick says 2 scales, one for incoming trucks and another for outgoing trucks is one of the biggest benefits, because trucks never have to wait.
(Gaylen Lennick / Manager) "They are very happy. we have a lot of smiling farmers. They don't wait in line. They cruise right thru. About three minutes per truck and they are out of here so they are happy. The only thing they are not happy about is they can't sit and visit anymore."
This new facility more than doubles the size of the old elevator..holding 1.1 million bushels.
(Gaylen Lennick / Manager) "It's all ran by computer, so it's different than the old system, but that is all good." 
Lennick says the staff is more than happy to have a facility like this to work in. 
(Gaylen Lennick / Manager)  "We love it's great. It's a long awaited."
Lennick says the dryer hasn't arrived yet, so he's unsure if they will be able to take corn. 
He says they plan to move a lot of wheat down the rail to make room for soybean harvest this fall.

Lennick says they are still installing equipment and working on the roads.
He expects construction to be finished by the end of October.

 

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