US agribusiness co-operative CHS has announced it will be building a new grain storage facility in Minnesota, USA.

Due to become operational in the latter part of next year, the facility in Erskine would provide 1.25M bushels of additional storage capacity, the company said in the 14 June statement.

The new shuttle elevator would expand the plant’s total storage capacity to 4.55M bushels, CHS said, while expanding the company’s operational capabilities and increasing efficiency.

“This facility is a key location in the flow of grain from the Upper Midwest to export terminals in the Pacific Northwest,” Rick Dusek, executive vice president of CHS ag retail operations, said.

The new terminal was the latest in a series of investments by the company throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, CHS said.

CHS is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and local co-operatives across the USA.

The co-operative supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. It also operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.