Gerald Grain Center Hamler Project - January 2022


As many know, we have a rather large renovation project happening at our Hamler location, with hopes to better serve the community. If you stop in to see what’s all going on, you’ll hear the employees say “there’s lots of moving parts”. On most days, there are about 3 different contractor groups, if not more, on the property, all working on different parts of the project; Custom Agri Systems for the millwright and electrical work, CCS Group (Custom Concrete Specialists) out of Seward, Nebraska working on the tops of the silos, Roger Miller Construction for ground concrete work, and Capital City Group with their services of the cranes. It is no secret that there are many parts and pieces laying around the lot, and things can be a little hectic, but our facility is up and functioning. For wheat harvest this year, the traffic pattern is changing so that everyone can continue to do their jobs, making sure we’re ready for fall harvest, and we can continue to serve our customers. We are asking that all wheat deliveries enter the lot at State Route 18 and Main Street, no vehicles enter off of Marion Street (map pictured below). Everyone knows that when you get something new it doesn’t always go as smoothly as you hope, with that being said, we ask that everyone try to be patient as we navigate through the new system. Here’s to wheat harvest 2022!



Hamler Facility Project: Rail House Repair

  • Liner and Crack & Patch Repair
    • Install 90’ Tall, 4” thick liners in Rail House Silos #1, 2, 3, 4
    • Exterior Concrete Spalling & Patch Repair Silos #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11
  • Roof Demo, Replacement & Coating application
    • Demo headhouse structure and remove concrete structure
      • Install new truss/beam support seats as needed in each silo
      • Provide and install metal roof deck
      • Provide and install reinforcing steel installed on the metal deck
      • Form the outside edge and cornice of the silo
      • Pour roof structure with 4000 psi concrete, trowel smooth
    • Seamless Roof Coating
  • Hopper Installation on Silos #1, 2, 3, 4
    • Remove existing floors and replace with new 38-degree slope floors.
      • Will enable grain to flow freely, allowing for hands free grain removal which will provide safety to our employees



Hamler Facility Project: Upgrades

  • Overhead Fill Conveyors (2X Capacity!)
    • Removal of all existing 8,000 bph overhead conveyors throughout entire facility
    • Replace existing conveyors with new, 16,000 bph conveyors
    • 2-Reversing 16k bph Conveyors from Stout House to Rail House
  • Grain Receiving (Nearly 2X Capacity!)
    • New CAS 15,000 bph Bucket Elevator in Rail House (south dump pit)
    • New 15k bph Pit Conveyor (South Pit)
    • Will have receiving capacity of 31,000 bph
  • Inside Pit Building Floor Upgrade (2 South Pits)
    • Removal of existing floor (concrete/asphalt)
    • New Concrete Floor
  • Electrical
    • Complete upgrade on all electrical throughout facility
    • Replace existing 5 MCC rooms with 2 MCC Rooms
    • New Control Panels
    • CMC Hazard Monitoring System on new bucket elevator and (5) existing bucket elevators.
    • CMC Hazard Monitoring System including webserver, bus convertors, FI boxes, speed sensors, plug switches, rub blocks, bearing sensors.
    • LED light fixtures on top of towers, light fixtures on catwalks, head of the bucket elevator and on the tail and head of conveyors.
    • New PLC Control Panels