Heritage Cooperative begins multi-year project to enhance grain service and increase storage at Kenton location

May 24, 2022


Heritage Cooperative begins multi-year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/24/2022

CONTACT:
Debbie Trager
Director of Marketing & Communications
614-783-7438
dtrager@heritagecooperative.com

DELAWARE, Ohio – Heritage Cooperative is excited to announce the start of a multi-year project to provide enhanced grain services to customers at the Kenton location at 13118 State Route 31, Kenton, Ohio.

The $12M project will extend over the next three years and will provide improved grain services and storage through state-of-the-art technology, enhanced logistics, automated systems, CSX track extension to accommodate 100 car unit train and a one-million-bushel bin addition, ultimately providing 4.4M bushels of storage capacity at this facility.

Phase one of the project is currently underway with restoration of current concrete silos. Over the next two months, two new grain scales will be installed, one each for inbound and outbound traffic, relocation of the grain probe, and implementation of CompuWeigh technology to provide improved traffic flow and faster service for grain customers, especially during harvest.

Phase two of the project will begin in Fall 2022 and includes the installation of a new grain drying system, designated wet space with the construction of a 1M bushel grain bin, a new top express conveyor and automation systems to provide efficiencies and improved effectiveness for the overall operations. This phase will be completed in Spring 2023, and subsequent phases will follow.

“We have been working on this solution for a while and are excited about the immediate benefits this will provide to our growers. We know how important expediency is when growers need to unload their grain during the busy harvest season,” said Jeff Osentoski, president and CEO of Heritage Cooperative. “This project, with all its advancements, also positions us well for the future.”

About Heritage Cooperative:
Heritage Cooperative is an agriculture cooperative providing value to our members and customers through individualized solutions for nearly 100 years. From the chairman of our board of directors, to the person delivering propane, unloading grain or providing guidance on crop growth, our 500 plus employees understand that their business is to serve our customers. We are proud to provide forward-thinking, customized solutions in grain merchandising, agronomy, energy, feed, retail and specialties. The Heritage Cooperative corporate office is located in Delaware, Ohio. For more information on Heritage Cooperative visit www.heritagecooperative.com.

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