Getting product to farmers is 'name of the game'

Cary Ashby • Jul 12, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Sunrise Cooperative is expanding its facilities at the Norwalk agronomy branch and Clarksfield elevator.

In Norwalk, Clouse Construction Corp. is creating a building for dry fertilizer storage. Branch manager Tony Myers said construction began in March and the facility should "up and running in January."

"It will hold 30,000 tons," he said.

Sunrise has hired four full-time workers in anticipation of using the new storage building in Norwalk. "We've hired them ahead of time to get them involved," Myers said.

In Clarksfield, the construction includes a new office, wet bin, a building, shop dryer and more bin space. Myers said construction began in March and the expanded facilities will be ready to use "before harvest," or about late September.

Sunrise, which was created about 20 years ago, serves 400 to 500 farms the surrounding counties, including Huron, Erie, Lorain, Medina and part of Ashland.

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