The eighth largest grain storage company, DeBruce Grain Inc., announced today plans to build a high-speed commodity handling operation next to DeBruce Grain’s existing grain facility in Etter, Texas.

The commodity handling facility will have multiple bays, providing for an overall capacity of 22,000 tons of feed ingredients.

“We look forward to the construction of this new facility, as it will be a great complement to our current facilities, including the upcoming grinding and flaking operations also in Etter,” said Paul DeBruce, chief executive officer, DeBruce Grain Inc. “Once the facility is operational, we will improve our ability to process and distribute feed ingredients, in turn providing better service to our supply customers across the nation and ingredient users in the area.”

The new commodity handling facility will have the capability of 110 car trains while simultaneously managing additional, smaller units of grain. The facility will have a rail receiving capacity of 800 tons per hour and will have overhead truck loading tanks designed to load products as quickly as possible.

DeBruce Grain Inc. serves customers nationwide with more than 30 primary physical plant operations located in the Midwest. Business units include high-speed grain handling facilities, fertilizer distribution terminals, retail fertilizer operations, as well as grain, fertilizer, and feed ingredient trading groups.

Since opening its doors in 1978, DeBruce Grain Inc. continues to modernize facilities to improve efficiency, specifically to increase the speed and capacity of receiving, handling, and load-out functions related to grain storage.

The privately held company is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to domestic locations, DeBruce Grain de México has a trading office located in the city of Queretaro, northwest of Mexico City, and has leased facilities in Guadalajara to serve its Mexican customers.