ALBERT CITY, IOWA, US — Ag Partners’ Royal, Iowa, US, location rebuild is progressing since the demolition of its main complex following an explosion that occurred in late August 2020.

As of April 14, the Royal location has had all structural concrete completed and all steel needed for towers, bridges, legs, distributors, spouting, and conveyors are on site.

Crews have been working to meet the late summer deadline by assembling equipment such as:


  • Erecting towers needed to support catwalks and conveyors
  • Both overhead and pit conveyors
  • Bridges and catwalks are in progress
  • Preliminary electrical work


Next on the agenda is the arrival of steel for the new hopper bins and material for the steel building over the dump pits. All phases of the project are currently on track for pre-harvest completion.

The new structure will include four steel 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 was 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.