ATLANTA, Indiana, 25 August 2021 / PRNewswire / – Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in United States, today announced the completion of its new soybean tower. As one of the largest soybean processing towers in the world, it is capable of processing three million bushels of soybeans per year, doubling Beck’s processing to six million in the world. Atlanta, Ind., site.
“Our family and family of employees are committed to helping farmers succeed,” said Sonny beck, CEO of Beck’s. “We could not be more excited about the completion of the new East soybean tower, which allows us to more efficiently process and deliver additional units of high quality soybeans to our current and future customers. “
The 221ft x 300ft facility features a ten story freestanding processing tower that includes an observation deck with a glass floor allowing visitors to view the soybeans being processed; video surveillance on all machine operations; state-of-the-art batch processing to allow greater versatility of ingredients; five new warehouses for the storage of seeds and equipment; and an office space.
“I am honored to be a part of today’s celebration at Beck’s, a major contributor to from Indiana the agricultural industry ”, declared the governor Eric J. Holcomb. “Life sciences and innovation-driven economic development continue to from Indiana the future of the economy, and the growth of Beck’s and the rest of our agriculture industry is proof of that. We will continue to cultivate an environment where businesses like these can thrive for generations to come. ”
It will take 60,000 acres of soybean production to operate at full capacity, which equates to 150 inbound tractor-trailer loads of soybeans delivered per week. On arrival, the soybeans will be stored in the new 125,000 bushel receiving storage facility – 20 bins containing 6,250 bushels. In addition, the facility contains two receiving landfills, two scales and can process two varieties at the same time. The tower can process 24,000 bags per day thanks to automated packaging filling for bulk and mini-bulk bags. Once the soybeans are processed and packaged, 140 truckloads of semi-trailers will come out each week.
“This project would not be possible without the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Hamilton County officials, “Beck said.” With their foresight, their dedication to Indiana Agribusiness and the passion for growing the Hoosier economy, we’ve increased capacity, created jobs, and can better serve farmers in our 14-state marketing zone. “
Founded in 1937, Beck’s began when Laurent Beck and his son Francis planted hybrid seed corn developed by the Purdue University Department of botany. Today, Beck’s has experienced phenomenal growth, doubling in size every 6.5 years, making it the best-selling corn and soybean seed brand in Indiana and the third largest corn and soybean brand in United States.
Beck’s – Farmers At Heart® – revolutionized the customer seed buying experience by staying true to a foundation built on faith, family and agriculture. Founded in 1937, Beck’s appreciates the farmers who helped them become the largest family-owned seed retailer and the third largest seed brand in United States. The Beck family is now in its fifth generation of family members working in the business to honor God and help farmers succeed. The Beck family and team of employees help farmers succeed from generation to generation through authentic customer experiences, product diversity, seed quality and performance. With a home office located at Atlanta, Ind., Beck’s serves farmers in the Midwest and Mid-South. For more information about Beck, visit www.beckshybrids.com. Follow Beck’s on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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