Work continues on West Central’s Hamlin project


May 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with West Central Cooperative say construction continues on their storage building project in Hamlin. Unexpected rains late last month slowed progress on the 200-by 400-foot flat storage building, but officials said Monday, that recent dry weather has allowed concrete work to resume on the foundation for the structure.

West Central grain division’s executive Vice President Roger Fray says crews began pouring the foundation last week, and are expected to finish-up this week. The next step is to form and pour concrete for the walls. A foundation for the tower has also been poured and is complete.

Fray says while that’s being done, excavation continues for the tunnel and dump pits. Once that’s complete, a second concrete crew will form and pour the tunnel and dump pits for the grain storage facility.

The Hamlin site is scheduled to open for business by the time the Fall harvest begins. A community open house is tentatively set to take place in early September.