New grain bin in Red Wing part of growing storage trend

Friday, January 25, 2019

RED WING — A new conditional-use permit passed by the Red Wing City Council on Monday will give Red Wing Grain an additional 1.3 million bushels of grain storage capacity.

“We serve over 1,200 farm customers in a 75-mile radius,” said Jim Larson, owner of Red Wing Grain. “Last year, with the lack of China exports, there’s a lot of uncertainty in our business.”

The expansion is just the latest addition for the company. With its downtown facility long landlocked, the company opened a new western location at Cannon Bottom Road in 2006 with a grain bin, then expanded that site with a bunker in 2011. Now, the company plans to add another grain bin at the site.

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