It’s the home stretch for a brand new grain terminal as construction nears completion.
CHS SunPrairie’s Wiley Terminal near Lansford is expected to be up and running in May.
This Saturday, April 14 at the Lansford Community Center, CHS Sunprairie will be taking part in the Lansford Fire and Ambulance fundraiser.
CHS will auction off the first customer load and all of the proceeds will go to Lansford Fire and Ambulance and a plaque with the buyer’s name will go on display at the elevator.
There’s also some history behind the name Wiley.
Maps from the 50s and 60s show an old shipping point named Wiley that once stood right near the new terminal.
The loading system can handle up to 110-car trains to haul crops to market – and the on site elevator can hold 935,000 bushels.
“It’s the first one that we have like this where it’s all electronic where you drive to a kiosk and you get probed, you come around you dump and you pick up your ticket,” CHS SunPrairie’s general manager, Brad Haugeberg said.
“You literally can be in and out of the site in minutes, it’s very fast, it’s all high tech, high speed.”
Saturday night’s fundraiser starts with a social and dinner at 5:30 and the auction will begin at 6:45.