HAMLER, OHIO US — Gerald Grain Center Inc. is upgrading its grain receiving operations with a $6 million project at its Hamler, Ohio, US, location, The Crescent-News reported.

The project will double the location’s pit receiving capacity to 32,000 bushels per hour, said Clark Carroll, general manager of Gerald Grain. The facility’s silos will receive new liners, the railhouse will get new concrete and new overhead conveyors will be installed, replacing some that are 30 to 40 years old. The project also will upgrade the electrical system throughout the facility to improve safety.

The upgrades should be completed by Sept. 1, in time for the fall corn and soybean harvest, Carroll said. While the work is ongoing, the facility will be able to receive wheat during summer harvest.