Up and running again
New bins replace damaged facilities at Royal elevator
October 7, 2021
The Royal skyline is looking different for the second time in a year.
Five new metal grain bins were added this summer to replace former concrete structures, one of which sustained heavy damages last year during a grain dust explosion.
According to Dan DeJong, Ag Partners VP of Operations, ground excavation for the new bins began in mid-January following the demolition of the old structure. Minor work remains, but the Royal site is open for corn and soybean receipts this fall.
"We still have electricians on site as well as some millwrights finishing up some last-minute items," DeJong said....