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From time to time we receive interesting pictures from Members that tell the story of their lives, ranging from crop conditions to everyday happenings. We'd like to share those pictures with you: E-mail Meghan Pedersen to have your photo or video considered for this blog, including your location and a short caption.


 

Remarkable Growth in the Wake of Horrible Destruction

Apr 20, 2012

The following photos and captions were submitted by Mark Kistenmacher, General Manager at Mid-Iowa Cooperative. Mid-Iowa Cooperative sustained severe wind damage to three of its seven locations after derecho (Spanish for "straight ahead"), straight-lined winds in excess of 100 miles per hour tore through east-central Iowa on July 11, 2011.

But perhaps more impressive was the co-op's ability to handle the disaster and bounce back from the event in an impressively small amount of time.

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Garwin

In Garwin, 13 bins were destroyed or damaged, which amounted to 1.4 million bu. in lost bin space along with four receiving legs. Garwin handled the 2011 harvest by dumping and transferring the 2011 harvest receipts to other company locations. Currently, this location is being decommissioned and rebuilt as a new, state-of-the art facility "Midway," with a scheduled completion date of Sept. 1, 2012.

04 12 12 GarwinAfterArial

04 12 12 GarwinMidway

Green Mountain

Green Mountain saw 14 bins destroyed or damaged — equivalent to 1.7 million bu. in lost bin space as well as five receiving legs. This location's grain bins were emptied and rebuilt by Oct. 15, 2011 to accommodate the 2011 harvest receipts

04 12 12 GreenMtn After

Haverhill

At Haverhill, six bins were destroyed or damaged, and 1.3 million bu. of bin space was lost along with a new 15,000 bushels per hour (BPH) corn receiving leg and tower. Haverhill's grain bins were rebuilt during the 2011 harvest and accommodated some of the 2011 harvest receipts. Some of these were transferred to other locations to accommodate the harvest activity during construction.

04 12 12 Haverhill

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