Workers from WB Young Company of Marshall are putting the final touches on a 730,000 bushel grain bin at Mid-Missouri Energy ethanol plant near Malta Bend. Using a 165-ton and a 210-ton crane from Scotts Crane Rental in Holt Summit, Mo., workers hoisted a 40,400-pound drag conveyer and catwalk onto the 120-foot-tall bin early Tuesday morning, Aug. 14. When finished the drag conveyer will be able to move 30,000 bushels of corn per hour. WB Young started the project on April 12, according to project manager Will Nolte. The bin, which is the largest the company has built to date, was completed on July 6. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of August, Nolte said. The 105 foot diameter bin more than doubles the plant's original grain storage which was 400,000 bushels. It will allow for more flexibility in delivery dates for area farmers and the ethanol plant. In 2011, farmer-owned MME used 17 million bushels of corn, paying out $113 million to local producers.