ALBERT CITY, IOWA, US — Ag Partners’ Royal, Iowa, US, location has begun the demolition of is main complex following an explosion that occurred in late August.

The explosion left a large hole in the concrete silo.

The demolition process is anticipated to be completed by the end of December and rebuilding to begin around the start of 2021.

The new structure will include four steal bins, two 15,000 bushel per hour legs, two pits to the south of the complex along with necessary towers and catwalks.

The new design will continue to provide fast unload times in the fall with a capacity to unload grain at 60,000 bushels per hour between the two southern unload pits and the northern high-speed pit.

Before the explosion, Ag Partner’s total licensed storage capacity is 55,200,000 bushels, according to Sosland Publishing’s 2020 Grain & Milling Annual.

Alceco, an Iowa cooperative, recently acquired full ownership of Ag Partners from Cargill. Ag Partners provides products, services and market access in the areas of grain, agronomy, feed and petroleum. The company’s locations include retail and wholesale agronomy outlets, grain/petroleum facilities and feed mills throughout Iowa.