November 23, 2020

$4.4M fertilizer plant going up near Belmond

MaxYield Belmond Fertilizer PlantBy Laura Bird, Globe Gazette

BELMOND — Construction continues on a $4.4 million dry fertilizer storage and blending facility south of Belmond.

MaxYield Cooperative, whose corporate office is in West Bend, started building the facility last summer.

Jeff Marsh, operations team leader with MaxYield Cooperative, said the company decided to build the fertilizer plant to help address its needs and those of customers.

“Also, some of our other facilities were getting old, so we decided we needed to expand our fertilizer storage and to build this facility,” Marsh said.

He said MaxYield decided to build it in Belmond because the company had space there and railway access.

The fertilizer plant will have storage for 22,425 tons of fertilizer. Specifically it will include two 8,000-ton bins, two 3,000-ton bins and smaller bins for micro-nutrient storage.

“It will allow us to process and to load trucks faster and get the product to the field faster,” Marsh said.

It also will provide MaxYield with the opportunity to grow and expand its retail agronomy business.

The facility is expected to be operational June 1.

It is being built by Stueve Construction, Algona.


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