July 6, 2020

Construction Progress at MaxYield

Britt

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.

Klemme

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Belmond

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.

 

 

Foundation Forming for Klemme Grain Project

As this photo taken last Friday shows, further excavation and site preparation continues at our Klemme grain receiving location and is expected to continue throughout this week.

A solid base is essential for the next step, which is forming the area for concrete.

Britt Grain Bin Taking Shape

The new 750,000-bushel grain bin at our Britt location is taking shape.

These photos taken Friday, show that construction crews have installed the first ring and the roof supports.

The crews were hopeful to begin installing the roof panels along with mounting and wiring the roof exhaust fans.

We expect that they will begin the bin-jacking process and installing more rings to the bin this week.

 

 

Klemme Grain Project Taking Shape

This spring, crews removed the wind-damaged infrastructure from our Klemme grain facility. The south grain leg, grain dryer, conveyor and round grain bunker have all been removed to make way for the 105-foot diameter grain storage bin with approximate capacity of 750,000 bushels.

A 4,000-bushel-per-hour grain dryer, wet corn holding capacity, overhead truck load-out capability and all the infrastructure needed to complete the project will be constructed in its place.

After the removal of the damaged infrastructure, crews have begun excavating the area for the new grain bin. Work on the crushed-rock foundation has begun in earnest also.

Belmond Grain Bin Foundation Taking Shape

Continued favorable weather conditions has moved the 750,000-bushel grain storage bin project further along at our Belmond location.

In this photo taken last Friday, April 17, construction crews are building the forms necessary to complete the concrete base for the bin.

One of three simultaneous large-scale construction projects at MaxYield this spring, this project will speed up grain receiving in Belmond along with consolidating our grain operations to be more efficient for our members and clients.

Britt Bin Project Progress Continues

The construction progress on our Britt grain bin expansion project continues to move forward.

By the end of last week (photos taken April 17), the pouring of the concrete base was complete and the concrete forms have been removed.

The concrete construction crew has largely moved out, making way for the bin construction crew and materials to start arriving soon.

When completed, the bin will add 750,000 bushels of grain storage to the Britt site.

The project will greatly improve our efficiency at a key time for our clients and members.

MaxYield Provides Leadership Books to West Bend – Mallard FFA

MaxYield’s Chad Meyer (far left) presented the WBM Hawkeye FFA chapter with the leadership book You Are Destined for Greatness recently. Joining Meyer are (left to right) Cole Thilges, President; Nolan Ford, Vice-President; Brandon Yoch, Secretary; Madison Wickman, Treasurer; Logan Studer, Reporter; Ashley Warren, Reporter; Kody Elbert, Sentinel.

West Bend, IA – This winter MaxYield Cooperative presented the West Bend – Mallard Hawkeye FFA chapter officers with the book, YOU Are Destined for Greatness recently. Authored and signed by Aaron Putze of Waukee, a past member/president of the West Bend-Mallard Hawkeye FFA, the book offers inspiring insights for aspiring leaders wanting to be their best.

The book contains hundreds of real-life perspectives shared by more than two dozen leaders, many with deep roots in Iowa, agriculture and food – from U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen to Miriam Erickson Brown of AE Dairy and Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker.

“MaxYield understands that today’s agricultural business is a highly competitive, global marketplace,” said Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at the local cooperative. “Success for the next generation of ag leaders is about being a better person and giving back to your school and community. Today more than ever, leadership matters.”

MaxYield has donated books to multiple FFA chapters in northwest Iowa.

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 25 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for three Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com

 

 

Leadership Books Provided to Garner Hayfield-Ventura FFA

MaxYield’s Eric Malek presented the GHV Iowa River FFA chapter with the leadership book You Are Destined for Greatness recently. Joining Malek are chapter president Caleb Turek and chapter advisor Bob Baumgard (far right).

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented the Garner Hayfield-Ventura Iowa River FFA chapter officers with the book, You Are Destined for Greatness recently. Authored and signed by Aaron Putze of Waukee, a past member/president of the West Bend-Mallard Hawkeye FFA, the book offers inspiring insights for aspiring leaders wanting to be their best.

The book contains hundreds of real-life perspectives shared by more than two dozen leaders, many with deep roots in Iowa, agriculture and food – from U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen to Miriam Erickson Brown of AE Dairy and Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker.

“MaxYield understands that today’s agricultural business is a highly competitive, global marketplace,” said Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at the local cooperative. “Success for the next generation of ag leaders is about being a better person and giving back to your school and community. Today more than ever, leadership matters.”

MaxYield has donated books to multiple FFA chapters in northwest Iowa.

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 25 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for three Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com

Belmond Grain Bin Project Underway

With the weather turning favorable in March, site preparation and dirt work has begun in earnest at our Belmond grain facility.

As announced late last fall, MaxYield’s board of directors approved grain storage expansion projects in Britt, Belmond and Klemme.

The Belmond bin will be 105’ in diameter and provide an additional 725,000 bushels of grain storage.

In addition to providing additional storage, the project will improve efficiency in our grain handling operations in Belmond, benefiting our members, clients and cooperative.