Flint Hills Resources expands on-site corn storage in time for harvest


Flint Hills Resources announced today it is adding 5 million bushels of corn storage at its Fairbank and Menlo ethanol plants. The new ground piles will more than double each plant’s on-site corn storage capacity and are expected to begin receiving corn in early October.

Currently, the Fairbank plant has 2.3 million bushels of storage and the Menlo plant has 1.0 million bushels of storage. The new ground piles will add 2.6 million bushels and 2.5 million bushels of storage, respectively. The ground piles will also have dedicated receiving pits increasing each plant’s unloading capability at harvest by 50 percent, which will shorten wait times. Flint Hills Resources is investing about $6.5 million in the storage expansion projects.

Flint Hills Resources is currently hiring for open positions available at its seven ethanol facilities in Arthur, Fairbank, Menlo, Shell Rock, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 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 it 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 $11 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. As subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.

The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, and its nearly 4,900 employees strive to create value for customers and society. More information about the company is available at FHR.com.


Courtesy of Guthrie Center Times 9/23/15.

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