Kennebec Elevator is located in Kennebec, South Dakota, U.S.
“This grand opening marks the completion of a promise Wheat Growers made two years ago when we went before a legislative committee in Pierre and promised to build this facility if rail improvements were made to the Chamberlain to Presho line,” Dale Locken, Wheat Growers chief executive officer, said. “The elevator and agronomy center will deliver additional value and a high level of service to farmers in Brule and Lyman counties and beyond.”
The Kennebec Agronomy Center opened for business in February as the first phase of Wheat Growers’ $40 million project that culminates in the grand opening of the grain handling facility and shuttle loader.
“Thanks to the efforts of all the people involved in this project, the Kennebec Elevator and Agronomy Center was completed on time and on budget,” Hal Clemensen, Wheat Growers board president, said. “We also want to thank Rails to the Future, the South Dakota Legislature, the Railroad Board and Department of Transportation for their commitment to the rehabilitation of the rail line that helped make this day possible."