To build its new hub facility, Cooperative Elevator employed the help of Stueve Construction (and the aid of several other suppliers).
What Cooperative Elevator Needed
Our goal was to put together a hub facility that would allow us to better serve our customer’s needs in an efficient and timely manner. Our business is changing and we needed to find ways to bring continued value to our customers and yet enhance our bottom line. We wanted a flexible design concept that was cost effective and allows us to be fully expandable and adaptable to meet our client’s ever-changing needs. Our team (management & operations) toured many existing facilities and looked at several dry fertilizer storage builders and equipment companies before making our decision. We selected Stueve Construction, Waconia Mfg. and Kahler Automation as our project partners. We really valued Stueve’s 55+ years of exclusive dry fertilizer storage construction experience, in-house engineering and overall building features! Steve Anderson, Russ Buscher and Jack Burns listened to our needs and came up with a building solution that more than met our needs and expectations!
What Stueve Construction Designed
Upon the initial call from CEA, I met with Rob, Dave and Dan to discuss their needs and goals for the project. They wanted to have Stueve assist them with our experience in finding a building solution that could meet the following criteria: Develop a hub facility that can bring operational efficiency to their agronomy program, incorporate key building features that can increase speed and accuracy to their operation and create a storage facility that could store a large percentage of their needs and yet be expandable for future growth. They had logistical issues in the past (rail & truck) in getting fertilizer in a timely fashion to meet their customer needs and application window.
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