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VIDEO | REAL ESTATE | Sneak peek inside new grain bin at West Bend Elevator

West Bend, WI – A new 300,000-bushel grain bin is being constructed on the north side of West Bend Elevator on CTH D. There’s some interesting technology on how this structure is being built. Come take a sneak peek inside.

“We have 30 hydraulic jacks that go around the interior and connect to the brackets,” said Jason Rothers with Midwest Bin Erectors. “There’s a hydraulic pump that lifts the jacks and it goes up one sheet, then they put the sheet on and lift it again.”

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West Bend Elevator, 3434 Hwy D., in West Bend, WI, is expanding its capacity to serve more dairy customers. The locally owned business is constructing a new corn capacity bin that will add over 3000,000 bushels of storage space.

The addition will provide much-needed space for the growing farming community. It is also expected to positively impact the locally owned business and the farming community.

Mike Otten is president of West Bend Elevator. “Worked started over the weekend and is expected to be completed in about a month, depending on weather.”

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Otten said the addition was prompted following last year’s harvest. “We had been discussing this for about a year as farmers were just bringing in more. It was getting to be too hard for our customers to get the grain off the fields. There was constant waiting,” said Otten.

The bin, which is 90-feet wide, is about 20-feet in diameter larger in circumference than the bin next to it.

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New grain bin under construction at West Bend Elevator

The project is expected to be completed over the course of the next month.

West Bend Elevator is a grainery, feed mill, and landscape business that has been in operation since 1947.

 

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