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Monday, August 27, 2018

Bin status at Philip, SD

As you may have heard, we implemented an emergency team to manage a controlled emptying of one of our grain bins at the Philip location on Friday.  The process was purposely slow and methodical in order to manage emptying the bin safely, so it took several hours to complete.  When done, 13 rail cars had been filled. The bin did not move.

We have called in external engineering expertise to help us decide the best way to repair and reinforce the bin. That assessment is being done now.

We are grateful for the swift response and support that numerous volunteer fire departments and emergency management teams offered the Philip location and surrounding community. And we are very proud of our Philip staff who recognized the issue early and managed the situation with the highest regard for safety and professionalism.

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