Bartlett to invest $325M in new soybean crushing facility in Kansas

October 13, 2021 |

In Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly applauded plans from Bartlett, a Savage Company, to invest $325 million in a large soybean crushing facility project in Montgomery County that will create 50 new jobs in Southeast Kansas. 

“Agriculture-based and renewable energy businesses are major economic drivers in Kansas, and I am extremely pleased to see Bartlett recognize just how ideal this location is for the future of their operations,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Powered by Kansas’ outstanding infrastructure and talented workforce, I’m confident Bartlett’s new project will be a tremendous success and have a significant economic impact on the region and our state as a whole.” 

This facility will be one of nine Bartlett grain facilities in Kansas, contributing to their continued success in Kansas. Soybean crushing facilities crush soybeans into a meal, soak them in a solvent, and distill them in order to produce a refined soybean oil. This soybean oil and byproducts will be used in producing renewable fuels, food products and animal feeds. 

The new operation will be capable of handling approximately 38.5 million bushels of soybeans annually, which is about 110,000 bushels every day. Other than the 50 full-time jobs planned with the Bartlett facility in Montgomery County, additional jobs will be supported during construction of this facility and the supporting infrastructure. 

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