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Project Description

Agrex is a full-service agricultural commodity trading company handling grain, oilseeds, feed ingredients, hay, and many other food ingredients, with services from origination and marketing to financing and logistics. Todd & Sargent helped Agrex build a 2.7 million bushel shuttle train loading facility consisting of two 510,000 bushel concrete silos and a 722,400 bushel concrete workhouse.


  • Receiving & Shipping Systems
    • Two truck receiving systems rated at 30,000 BPH each, incorporating 8’ x 24’ pits, ladder gates, and belt conveyors to the bucket elevators
    • Dual 30,000 BPH top fill distributors and ceramic-lined spouting
    • Rail loadout rated at 60,000 BPH via a bulkweigher utilizing both 30,000 BPH legs and the 20,000 BPH reclaim/dry leg
    • Loadout includes 40,000 BPH in-line scalper and screening capacity, as well as pre-scalp bins, and a 20,000 bushel upper surge bin
    • Receiving/loadout dust control filter, fan and P.D. blower piped to a 4,000 cubic foot dust collection bin
  • Slipformed Concrete Elevator - 722,400 Bushel Workhouse
    • Six 36’ diameter x 140’ tall bins, including two screenings bins and shipping core
    • Luft Kanal System, proportioning gates, and 30,000 BPH reclaim belts
    • 500# Manlift with stops at grade, shipping control, and bindeck
  • Two Concrete Annex Silos
    • 1,020,000 bushel capacity
    • Each with 30,000 BPH fill and reclaim belts, equipment support bridges, tractor doors, and aeration
  • Grain Storage Bunker 
    • 972,000 bushel capacity
    • 20,000 BPH fill, Lemar “center aeration tower” and panel wall system, full-length reclaim tunnel, and 20,000 BPH reclaim belt
  • Dryer System
    • 7,000 BPH
  • Support Systems
    • Inbound and outbound scales, truck probe, and ticket printer
    • Electrical installation, complete plant automation, and MCC room
    • Shipping control office with FGIS grading area
    • Receiving building with control/grading room

Project Notes

Before construction began, Shu Kobayashi, President/CEO of Agrex Inc. addressed the project's impact on the community. “Agrex hopes to bring additional value to the producer’s grain tributary to the city of Laurel, Nebraska through the construction of this facility,” said Kobayashi.

The Laurel location is Agrex’s third shuttle loading facility in Nebraska, adding to their existing facilities in Superior and Enola.

Project Name:

Shuttle Train Loading Facility

Client Name: Agrex Inc.
Industry: Grain
Location: Laurel, NE

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