A Cargill AgHorizons grain elevator project in Hales Point, Tenn., will significantly increase storage capacity, improve grain-unloading speed, save critical time and reduce transportation expenses. The project, completed by KBD Group, will allow Cargill to double the amount of grain it can handle.
The Cargill project includes one million bushels of working/storage space, new truck receiving systems, a new barge loading system and a new office building with the demolition of the existing access road and two existing buildings. Site work includes construction of new gravel access roads, sediment basins, stripping, grading and erosion control on an eight-acre site. Structural and mechanical work includes 3 grain bins, barge tower, receiving pits, boot pits, 2 truck dumps, reclaim tunnel, transfer conveyor and tower. Electrical work includes installation of new utility provided transformer, rework of existing primary service, new switchgear, installation of MCC’s, lighting, and all power and control wiring.
The original elevator was built in 1964.