Pulaski co-op finishes construction

The United Cooperative Pulaski feed and grain location on North Wisconsin Street has completed construction and now features a new receiving pit, a new receiving leg, a new dryer and additional storage space.

“The new facility can unload at 13,000 bushels per hour, an increase of 300 percent; and, a new Zimmerman super-efficient column dryer has more than doubled our drying capacity to 4,700 bushels per hour,” said Alan Jentz, United Cooperative vice president of grain operations and risk management. “The receiving pit has also been enlarged 500 percent to accommodate semi loads; now semis can unload in a matter of seconds, helping to speed up our customers’ grain harvests.”

Other Pulaski additions and improvements include scale automation, interfaced grading equipment, a truck probe, 60,000 bushels of wet space 280,000 bushels of upright dry space, and a bunker system for additional dry-grain storage.

“All these modifications will ensure fast unloading and more efficient hours of operation. The upgraded Pulaski grain facility is an important part of our thirty-plus million bushels of grain storage, companywide,” said Jentz.

United Cooperative allows grain-bank storage at all their locations.

“We can accommodate all your harvest needs, including marketing plans for all commodities,” said Jentz.

Daily, local cash-bid prices and other market information is available on United Cooperative’s Website. Daily cash grain bids can also be sent via text message.  United Cooperative’s Pulaski location accepts corn, soybeans and wheat. The co-op’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 :00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (times are adjusted according to weather). Hours may be reduced as the season winds down.

-submitted by Dori Lichty