Boxholm, Iowa–Manager Bud Lane reported that the new 200,000-bushel Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company’s concrete elevator will be completed on July 15. Tillotson Construction Co. of Omaha is the builder.
The structure will rise 150 feet with storage tanks standing 120 feet high.
The firm will have 256,000 bushels of space with the new unit.
Farmers’ Elevator Guide, 1954-1955 library volume
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Note: The Boxholm Farmer’s elevator was founded in 1900, according to a 2004 article in the Dayton Review. On October 25, 2004, the elevator–now expanded–took in 145,422 bushels of grain, the new single-day record at this location. For the entire 2004 harvest season, more than 2 million bushes were taken in.
On November 16, 2009, two workers were injured when a grain dryer exploded at the Boxholm elevator. See the report from Des Moines station KCCI.
- Tillotson Construction’s Ralston, Iowa, project ‘progressing nicely’ in 1939 (ourgrandfathersgrainelevators.com)