Pellet Production At Mill Hoped To Start In April
Date posted - March 18, 2016
Sheldon, Iowa — Construction continues in Sheldon on a $7.2 million expansion at Ag Partners.
If you’ve been driving through Sheldon, perhaps you’ve caught a glimpse of the new white tower on the west side of Old Highway 60. That’s the building for Ag Partners’ new pellet mill. Ag Partners’ Vice-President of Feed, Scott Lovin, gives us a construction update.
He tells us why they built the 140-foot pellet tower.
According to information released about a year ago, the facility will include a 60-ton per hour pellet line, and a six-ton mixer. This will increase total capacity to 600,000 tons of meal feed annually and 300,000 tons of pellets.
Lovin says they may be adding five to ten employees as volume grows to keep Ag Partners in front of the demand for the production of pellets. He says they hope to be up and running by mid-April, and a ribbon-cutting and open house will be announced as construction wraps up and production begins.