GOTHENBURG, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Country Partners Cooperative (CPC) on Sept. 22 received its first soybeans at a new bin facility in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, U.S. The new facility includes two new bins that provide 1.5 million bushels of additional upright steel storage and 20,000 bushels per hour of unloading capacity.

“We are pleased to introduce the new Cedar Rapids facility,” said Scott Hillius, vice-president of grain at CPC. “This state-of-the-art facility has been built to provide the speed and space needed to keep up with modern day producers and the foresight of years to come.”

CPC said the increased storage space is expected to reduce the amount of seasonal transfers and will improve merchandising opportunities for the cooperative.

CPC also indicated it is in the process of completing construction of a permanent corn storage bunker in Gothenburg. The company has said that the new site will provide customers a high-speed dumping option for dry corn with the capability to accommodate more than 6 million bushels of corn at harvest time.

The cooperative said wet corn will continue to be dumped in town and run through its existing grain dryer. The additional corn storage capacity is expected to allow Country Partners “timely and more strategic marketing” through its 110-car Union Pacific shuttle loader.

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Nebraska, U.S., CPC is a full-service agricultural cooperative with divisions in agronomy, seed, grain, energy and feed. The cooperative has provided products, services and expertise to 24 communities in central and west central Nebraska since 1904, and employs more than 250 full-time employees.