August 13, 2020

BELMOND UPDATE: No Grain Delivery August 6-10, 2020.

BELMOND UPDATE: MaxYield’s Belmond location unable to accept grain August 6-10.

Our Belmond grain facility will be unable to accept grain Thursday, August 6 through Monday, August 10.

Due to construction, we will not have any power at the Belmond grain receiving location.

Our Belmond office will be open for normal business hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during this time.

Please call our Belmond office with any questions and to confirm delivery. We appreciate your understanding!!

Klemme Grain Project Takes Shape

Progress at our Klemme location is much more visible the last several days.

The concrete foundation of the 105’ diameter 750,000-bushel bin is near completion.

Work will continue to form up the bin floor the coming days.

Among other parts of the project, also under construction is the elevator leg tower and the base for the new grain dryer.

The project is expected to be completed in time for 2020 fall harvest.

Belmond Grain Project Update

From the road, it’s hard to tell that much has changed at our Belmond grain receiving location in terms of the grain bin project that’s underway.

Over the last couple weeks, crews have continued working on the inside of the bin on grain reclaim equipment and the installation of fans on the bin.

When completed, this 750,000-bushel bin will speed up grain receiving in Belmond along with consolidating our grain operations to be more efficient for our members and clients.

The Belmond project is one of three large-scale grain construction projects undertaken by MaxYield Cooperative in 2020.

Klemme Grain Facility Construction Update

More progress of our grain facility upgrade project at our Klemme location is showing this week.

With the dirt work and site preparation completed for the 750,000-bushel grain bin, construction crews are building the forms to start concrete work on the grain bin itself.

The concrete pad that will support the elevator leg tower was completed this week, shown in the last photo. It’s completion makes way for pouring concrete for the bin foundation and floor.











Klemme Grain Project Takes Shape

Site preparation has been completed for the construction of the 750,000-bushel grain bin at Klemme.

Excavation began this week for replacement of one tunnel and the main tower foundation.

Not shown in this photo from last week is that the concrete contractor began setting bin forms and estimates all concrete work will be complete by end of June.

Millwrights will be installing the dump pits and wet holding bin reclaims while concrete work is being done.


Concrete Work Completed at Belmond Project

The 750,000-bushel bin at MaxYield’s Belmond location reached a milestone recently as all concrete work for this project has been completed.

These photos show the pouring of the concrete floor late last week. Since these photos all concrete was finished.

The installation of the grain bin is slated to begin yet this week.

Though many of the crops that were planted recently would welcome a nice rain shower, the mostly dry weather has benefited MaxYield’s construction projects this spring.



Britt Grain Bin Project Nears Completion

The completion of the 750,000-bushel grain bin at our Britt location continues at a fast pace.

To date, the bin is constructed, fans are attached to the bin and we anticipate that conveyor used to fill the bin will be in place by the first week of June.

The installation of the grain reclaim will occur at a later time in the project.

All of the underground electrical work is also completed.

The contractors responsible for constructing the bin use 8-14 days as a rule-of-thumb for time to jack a bin. The Britt project took 15 days to complete, of which three to four they could not work due to weather.


Whittemore Elevator Upgrades Underway

One project that has flown under the radar that will benefit grain clients at our Whittemore location is well underway.

The upgrades to the west elevator at Whittemore began a few weeks ago. In these photos from late last week, contractors have the old distributor and spouting removed from the top of the elevator.

The new equipment is on site and ready to be installed. When completed, this project will speed up grain receiving in Whittemore, benefiting our clients, especially during harvest.

MaxYield’s electrical team will be heavily involved in this project also. The will complete the electrical work including installation of two new leg motors and all new wiring for the legs and distributor.



Construction Progress at MaxYield


Progress at our three grain construction projects continued last week.

In these photos from Thursday, April 30 you can see that the Britt bin project (top photo) is moving along fast. Since this photo was taken more rings have been added.

The middle photo reflects continued focus on site preparation for the 750,000-bushel bin that is going up at Klemme. Soon, crews will be making preparations for pouring the concrete foundation.


At Belmond late last week (bottom photo), the concrete foundation has been poured and crews are packing sand on the bottom of the foundation so that the concrete floor can be poured. It won’t be long and this bin will start taking shape also.







Concrete Crews Onsite for Belmond Bin Project

The busy construction schedule continues at our Belmond grain facility, also.

The first two photos show crews pouring the footing foundation a week ago Saturday.

As the remaining photos show, concrete crews were busy pouring the ring wall that the bin will sit upon on Friday afternoon.

By Saturday, April 25, crews planned to remove the concrete forms over the weekend.