OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Scoular Co. is adding two new grain bins to its Wellington, Kansas, U.S., facility.

“The Wellington crew is busy preparing for a productive wheat harvest,” Scoular said. “Construction is ready to begin on two new bins and faster dumping capacity, and we’re looking forward to being fully operational in early June.”

Scoular is working to prepare for the upcoming harvest.

“Keep an eye on our progress as we work to ready our facility for all of your wheat harvest needs,” Scoular said. “Thank you to our customers and the Wellington community for your continued support as we ramp up for the coming season.”

According to the 2018 Grain & Milling Annual, the Wellington facility has storage capacity of 3.377 million bushels with the receiving and loading by rail and truck. It utilizes BNSF for grain transportation via rail. Scoular has a total of 82 grain storage facilities with a total licensed storage capacity of 131 million tonnes.

On Nov. 4, 2017, the Wellington facility operations were interrupted by a fire.  Wellington Fire & EMS responded to a structure fire with flames reported on top of Scoular’s grain elevator. The fire was extinguished but during the process chunks of cement began falling from the silos and grain transfer equipment also fell.

After the fire, Scoular said the safety and security of its employees was their No. 1 priority. The facility was closed and no employees were on site at the time of the fire.

Scoular manages supply chain risk for customers in growing segments of food, feed and renewable fuel markets. From more than 120 locations, 1,200 Scoular employees tailor risk-management solutions for their customers by buying, selling, storing, and transporting grain and ingredients. This is accomplished using a network of owned, managed and third-party facilities coupled with substantial truck, rail, barge, and container freight commitments.