AMG continues big Bowmans expansionAUSTRALIAN Milling Group (AMG) is hoping to have its lentil and pulse crop processing and export facility at Bowmans operational by October this year.
A production shed was recently built at the site. It will house three gravity tables, which work similar to a sieve system on a harvester, and two Cimbria cleaners when functional.
AMG operations manager, Ben Wigzell, said the site currently has about 30,000 tonnes of storage at the moment, which will feed into the production mill, where the product will be cleaned and sorted, and finally bagged for export.
A team of workers from AMG’s parent company, Alliance Grain Traders, based in Canada, will arrive in coming months to assemble the machinery.
Mr Wigzell said when operational, the production mill should be able to process about 700 to 800 tonnes per day.
Drive over unloading bays are also to be built before harvest.
In the meantime, AMG has continued to take deliveries from farmers throughout the year, with many storing much of their produce on farm.
Mr Wigzell said locals have been understanding of the current situation and have been exceptionally cooperative in what has proven to be a whirlwind 12 months for the company.
“Grower support has been really good,” Mr Wigzell said.
Earthworks are also under way at the Bowmans site and a further production shed extension is also planned.
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