Kansas City-based DeBruce Grain, Inc., says it will boost grain storage at the Port of Catoosa near Tulsa by 1.5 million bushelsâ€™ capacity by the winter of 2007.
Located northeast of Tulsa - on the McClellan-Kerr Waterway - DeBruceâ€™s facility is a grain and fertilizer complex capable of handling 110-car unit trains from nearby tracks operated by the Burlington Northern Railroad and the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. Currently, the site has storage for 38,000 tons of fertilizer.
CEO Paul DeBruce says the expansion is part of an on-going effort to increase capacity at Catoosa, which he says is key to his companyâ€™s operations in the Midwest.
Minnesotaâ€™s Vigen Construction has been hired to build the storage part of the DeBruce expansion, he explains.