Back in 2015, Albion was the logical choice as the location for a new state of the art feed mill to serve Pillen Family Farms swine facilities across Northeast and North Central Nebraska.
“It just made sense for us,” said Jim Pillen, president and company founder. A look at the map of Pillen confinement locations shows Albion is near the center of more than 30 Pillen hog genetics, gestation, growing and finishing facilities situated in the northern half of Nebraska.
Construction of the Albion mill began with land leveling and core drilling in the fall of 2015. Excavation and the first concrete pours for the multi-million dollar project began early in 2016.
By the fall of 2016, the plant was taking in corn to fill its two 850,000 bushel grain bins and a 40,000 bushel “hopper bin.” The feed mill was still under construction when the first loads of corn were taken last fall, but it has been in operational since early April of 2017.
Open house was held at the new feed mill last Saturday, Aug. 12, with about 500 people attending.
Story and more photos in the Aug. 16 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.