By Tom Collins
TRENTON — Peter Archer knew the need for expansion was real when last year’s bin busting crop forced his Maizeing Acres elevator at Campbellford to create a holding area outside with a mountain of grain as they stockpiled 120,000 bushels of corn on the ground.
“We’re running out of room at Campbellford,” said Archer. “We were designing it for a 100,000-bushel elevator. We now have 2.3 million there.”
Scheduled to open Oct. 1, the new location about 30 minutes south of Trenton will handle 1.4-million bushels of storage for this year’s crop, although it will be accepting only corn for this year. The elevator will also have a 7,000 bushel per hour tower dryer and a 15,000 bushel per hour double receiving pit. The receiving pit is scheduled to be expanded for another 15,000 bushels per hour next year.
The site at 157 County Rd., is just off Hwy 401, making transportation routes a breeze, he said.
The company polled customers a couple of years ago and the number one response for not doing business with Maizeing Acres was because they were too far away. This expansion is one way of addressing that.