Seed Corn Processing Plant Expansion - Illiopolis, Ill.
Ibberson completed a seed corn processing plant expansion for Dekalb Genetics in Illiopolis, Illinois, the second of two such expansions for Dekalb in the same year.
Ibberson served as the owner’s representative on the project and performed many of the on-site construction activities.
The new expansion increased efficiencies and doubled the corn processing capacity; the facility now process 3,500 bushels of shelled corn per hour. Full capacity for the facility was reached by late summer to accommodate an early harvest schedule.
The construction performed by Ibberson included equipment installation of the material handling systems, the construction of a new 3,500 bushel-per-hour shelling facility, a waste product storage bin system, a new transfer conveyor system and a new waste products loadout structure.
Ibberson also oversaw the installation of an 18-bin, single pass dryer structure, a new high-voltage electrical distribution system and a 500,000 bushel bulk storage unit which was performed by the owner’s contractors. Ibberson directed the demolition of various existing structures, the addition of new roads and a drainage system.