Two Rivers Cooperative has recently broke ground on its largest investment in Monroe to date. The project includes adding additional receiving and storage capacity to its grain facility, while increasing the capabilities for customers in the Monroe area. An anticipated completion goal has been set for early fall 2016, before harvest.
On the east side of Highway 14 in Monroe, Two Rivers will be adding a receiving pit along with a new tower structure containing three grain legs. Additionally, the new facility will allow for 60,000 bushels of wet corn storage and a grain dryer that can handle 4,700 bushels of corn per hour.
The Monroe skyline will look a little different when the 121 feet high; 90 feet wide storage bin is complete. It will be able to handle 515,000 bushels of grain, increasing the handling capacity by nearly 75 percent. Currently, the Monroe facility can store 650,000 bushels. With the addition of the new bin, the grain location will now be able to house over 1.15 million bushels. Planning ahead for future needs, Two Rivers has intended to over-excavate allowing space for another storage bin to be built in the future, when needed.
Digging seven and a half feet deep, the soil will be replaced with limestone, packing the base to provide support for the weight of the bins and grain inside. It will take approximately 15,000 ton of rock to fill the hole prior to beginning the concrete work for the foundation.