HENDERSON, KENTUCKY, US — Greenfield Grain LLC, a subsidiary of Denver, Colorado, US-based Greenfield Holdings LLC, is looking to build a grain elevator and loading dock on the Ohio River in Henderson, Kentucky, US, the Courier & Press newspaper reported.
The company is seeking permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for an investment that interim Chief Executive Officer Kyle Egbert told the newspaper would be $20 million plus.
Plans include four concrete grain storage silos measuring 140 feet tall with a diameter of 50 feet and storage capacity of 185,000 bushels, said Chris Case, director of operations at Greenfield.
The barge loading system would be capable of taking grain from the silos or from the pits.
The facility primarily would handle corn, soybeans and winter wheat.
Speed of operation would be a critical factor for the facility, which would have three truck pits with a capacity of 30,000 bushels per hour. Case said the facility should be able to handle 500 trucks per day.
Greenfield Holdings is an integrated agricultural infrastructure company with three grain elevators in Louisiana and one in Arkansas with total storage capacity of more than 13 million bushels. The company acquired the elevators from Agspring subsidiaries in December 2021.Greenfield also is constructing the first new export grain elevator on the Gulf Coast in the last 40 years.