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Project Description

CHS Cooperatives, based at Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, is a producer-to-consumer cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers, and their local coops from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from the Canadian border to Texas. Todd & Sargent worked with Grainland Cooperative in Holyoke, Colorado, part of the CHS network, to create a 1.4 million bushel slipformed workhouse consisting of eight silos with Luft Kanal systems.


  • Receiving & Shipping Systems
    • Two truck receiving systems rated at 20,000 BPH each
    • Slipformed rail loadout core
    • Rail loadout rated at 80,000 BPH via a bulk weigher
    • Dual 20,000 BPH top fill distribution conveyors
    • Receiving/loadout dust control filter & fan
  • Slipformed Concrete Elevator
    • 1,400,000 bushel workhouse
    • Eight 42’ diameter x 140’ tall bins
    • Luft Kanal System
    • 500# manlift in enclosed shaftway
  • Support Systems
    • Complete plant automation
    • Electrical installation
    • FGlS office
    • Receiving building

Project Notes

Work on the shuttle train loader began in May 2013 and reached completion in September 2014. Despite some spring weather issues early on, the project was ready to accept the 2014 wheat crop at the new location. "We are very happy with the professionalism of the crews," said Rick Unrein, General Manager, Grainland Cooperative, in the company newsletter.

Project Name:

Shuttle Train Loading Facility

Client Name: CHS Inc.
Industry: Grain
Location: Holyoke, CO

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