ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA, U.S. — ADM-Benson Quinn, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), on July 11 announced that it will construct a shuttle loader grain elevator near St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S., in St. Joseph Township. The new facility will include grain drying capabilities and four bins with a total storage capacity of 3.2 million bushels. The elevator will originate corn and soybeans from regional farmers primarily for transportation by 110-car shuttle trains to the Pacific Northwest for export to Asian markets.

“Crop production in central Minnesota has increased significantly over the past five years,” said Scott Nagel, president, ADM-Benson Quinn. “ADM-Benson Quinn is expanding its grain storage and transportation capabilities in this area to meet regional growers’ need for an efficient, conveniently located grain elevator that offers grain drying and a wide range of services and marketing options for their crops.”

Construction is scheduled to begin August, and is expected to be completed in September 2012.