Prairie Skyscraper Takes Shape

Lansford, ND - A new skyscraper on the North Dakota prairie is just about finished - and it only took a week to take shape.

The structure rises up from the farmland near Lansford - thanks to 24-hour-a-day pouring of concrete for several days.

CHS-SunPrairie's operations manager says the new 83 North Project will be able to load 110 rail cars at a time and will take some pressure off the company's Mohall location.

The building has been growing at a rate of around 20 feet per day - with concrete being pumped around the clock to slowly build up the walls of the six silos and main structure.

(Larry Aberle, CHS-SunPrairie Operations Manager) "A few of us employees got to work on it as they were pouring it. It's a slow process but actually it's getting done quite fast. Six to seven days and they will finish tomorrow mornnig if nothing goes wrong."

The new elevator is expected to be in operation by late spring and will join Minot, Bowbells, and Mohall as sites as shuttle load facilities for the CHS-SunPrairie.

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