Flint Hills Resources to Expand On-Site Corn Storage

June 07, 2016

New ground piles will offer farmers more options for sell-corn at harvest

Ames, Iowa ─ Flint Hills Resources announced today it is adding nearly 5 million bushels of corn storage at its Arthur and Shell Rock ethanol plants. The new ground piles will greatly increase each plant’s on-site corn storage capacity including more than doubling the Shell Rock plant’s capacity and increasing the Arthur plant’s capacity by more than 40 percent. Both piles are expected to begin receiving corn in early October, just in time for harvest.
 
Currently, the Arthur plant has 5.6 million bushels of storage and the Shell Rock plant has 2.0 million bushels of storage. The new ground piles will add close to 2.4 million bushels of storage at each plant. The ground piles will also have dedicated receiving pits increasing each plant’s unloading capability at harvest, which will shorten wait times. Flint Hills Resources is investing close to $7 million in the storage expansion projects.
 
Flint Hills Resources is currently hiring for open positons available at its eight biofuels and ingredients facilities in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo, Shell Rock, Iowa, Beatrice and Fairmont, Nebraska, and Camilla, Georgia, and its regional offices in Ames, Iowa. For more information, please visit: www.FHRCareers.com.
 
About Flint Hills Resources, LLC
Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company with operations primarily in the Midwest and Texas.  Its manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience, and the company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $13 billion since 2002. Flint Hills Resources’ subsidiaries produce and market gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, ethanol, biodiesel, liquefied natural gas, olefins, polymers, intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils, corn oil and dried distillers grain.
 
Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa, Fairmont, Nebraska, and Camilla, Georgia. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 820 million gallons of ethanol.
 
The refining business operates refineries in Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi), with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 600,000 barrels per day. The petrochemical business includes production facilities in Illinois and Texas. The asphalt business produces and markets product in the Midwest. A subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.
 
The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, and its more than 5,000 employees strive to create value for customers and society. More information about the company is available at FHR.com.
 

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