CAMBRIDGE – Don King, owner of Michlig Grain LLC, would like to announce an increase in the amount of grain storage at the Cambridge Elevator by 450,000 bushels.
Construction of the expanded bin site started in April and is now up and smoothly running.
“Although we faced one of the toughest growing years in history, we saw an opportunity to add value in the Cambridge community,” King said.
This addition will greatly impact area farmers by giving them another option when deciding how to maximize profit for their businesses.
“Throughout the project this summer, we have seen overwhelming support from growers in Henry County,” said King.
The new system consists of a sheltered 1,000 bushel pit big enough for a semi trailer to dump both hoppers simultaneously. Both the pit conveyor and receiving bucket elevator can move 14,000 bushel/hour. The wet grain bin’s holding capacity is 105,000 bushels, and the dry grain storage capacity is 430,000 bushels.
The new modular dryer can put out up to 16 million btu and is rated at 1,500 bushels per hour. This new system will greatly improve loading and unloading efficiencies.
For almost 50 years, the Michlig name has been synonymous with agriculture in Bureau, Henry and surrounding counties. Michlig Grain LLC has six grain elevators located in the communities of Manlius, Cambridge, Sheffield, Mineral, Bradford and Broadmoor.