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CTB: Multi-million dollar plant expansion

CTB's Brock Grain Systems division plans to add 75,000 square feet to its manufacturing facilities inMilford, Indiana, as well as improving its existing facilities in Milford; Kansas City, Missouri; and Frankfort, Indiana.

The approximately US$10 million project will encompass added floor space, equipment upgrades and facility enhancements in Milford, as well as equipment upgrades in Kansas City and process improvements in Frankfort.

According to CTB president and CEO, Victor A. Mancinelli, “The expansion project is driven by strong growth in the demand for grain storage bins and related grain handling, conditioning and drying products manufactured and provided by Brock, due largely to the dramatic increase in the amount of corn required by the ethanol industry.”

Doug Niemeyer, vice president and general manager for Brock Grain Systems, added, “The project will include expanding our Milford plant to enhance and streamline production and shipping facilities. As part of the project, we will also be investing in key pieces of equipment and integrated production lines in Milford and Kansas City , increasing efficiency and overall capacity in both plants.”

Brock will also be implementing efficiency improvements in its Frankfort , Indiana plant. To support higher levels of shipments associated with the increased demand, Brock anticipates modest increases in overall employment levels, tempered by improved productivity expected as a result of the initiative.


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