Project Information

  • Location: St. Ansgar, Iowa
  • Dates: 2008 - 2013
  • Delivery: Construction Management at Risk


“DSC essentially joined the Grain Millers St. Ansgar team for the past four years as our construction firm for two major expansions. We valued their detailed and upfront project planning and budgeting, cost improvement opportunities, professional project leaders and skilled craftsmen, and their clean and injury free worksite during construction.”

-Randal Baker, Vice President, Grain Millers

Project Description

At the entrance to the Grain Millers grain processing site in St. Ansgar, Iowa, semi drivers are greeted by a new scale and 6,900 SF Food Security Building. In-bound drivers weigh their load on the scale as a probe takes a sample to ensure grain quality. The Food Security Building has two bays for semi and trailer inspection to ensure that they are of quality to carry food-grade product.

In addition, DSC was general contractor on several smaller projects.

  • DSC built a Primary Metering Building and then routed new underground primary power and utilities to all the new and existing plant structures.
  • A new fire protection pump and storage tank was placed to service the sprinkler system in the warehouse.
  • A multi-purpose SRS and Employee Services Building keeps the behind-the-scenes functions running smoothly. In addition to housing the shop, receiving, and storage (S-R-S) areas, the 18,000 SF building also serves as an employee break area, complete with locker rooms.
  • A new 2-story, 4,300 SF oat cleaning facility with a cleaner on the 2nd floor (cleaning removes the unwanted foreign materials). Once cleaned, the oats drop to the floor and are moved to the silos. The 1st floor includes a MCC room and a control room for the operators. Also included in the building is an unload area with a drive-thru bay for semis and a precast receiving pit for the semis to dump.

The exterior of each building (except the office) consists of white precast concrete panels placed by crane and has a fully-adhered Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) insulated roof system.