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Cargill - Export Shipping Bins Addition (Reserve, LA)

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Project Description

Cargill has grown to become one of the world's largest privately-owned businesses, providing food, agricultural, risk management, financial, and industrial products and services around the globe. This project consisted of 12 slipformed shipping bins with reinforced concrete pilasters and ring beams to support suspended steel cone hoppers. Todd & Sargent also installed numerous 100,000 BPH Hi-Roller belt conveyors and bridges to fill and reclaim the shipping bins.


  • Shipping Bins
    • Twelve (12) 42’ diameter x 72’ high slipformed silos
    • 40,000 bushel capacity per bin = 480,000 bushels total
    • Twelve (12) ring girders with steel cone shipping bin hoppers
    • Grain let down ladders
  • Installation of piling/deep foundation system
  • Modifications to existing scale house tower, including two new 100,000 BPH bulk weighers, with routing to new shipping bins or direct to ships
  • New 100,000 BPH belt conveyors from scale tower to shipping bins
  • New 100,000 BPH reclaim shipping belt conveyors from silos to ships
  • New conveyor bridges and support towers to shipping bins
  • Dust collection systems
  • Manlift installation

Project Notes

In 1977, Cargill first completed work on the facility at Reserve, Louisiana, making it the largest grain‐export elevator on the Gulf Coast. Todd & Sargent began work on the export shipping bins addition in Spring 2013 and completed in Fall 2014. 

Project Name:  Export Shipping Bins Addition

Client Name: 
Cargill Inc.
Reserve, LA

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