99% of American hazelnuts (sometimes called filberts) come from the state of Oregon. That is why the Hazelnut Growers of Oregon cooperative (HGO) relied on SCAFCO Grain Systems Company for their 11-million-pound, state-of-the-art storage facility!
At HGO’s yearly trade show on August 8th, SCAFCO CEO Jim McDonald and US/Canada Sales Manager Regan Heaton had a chance to view the nearly-completed project. So did over 1,000 attendees.
The scale of the HGO project is impressive, with a total capacity of well over 11 million pounds of hazelnuts: four 15’ diameter hopper bottom bins, one 24’ diameter hopper bottom bin, and four 48’ diameter stiffened commercial bins. Each bin includes a spiral letdown ladder with a 40 tons per hour fill rate. In addition to the bins, HGO also uses SCAFCO catwalks, catwalk supports, and support towers with switchback stairways. All this equipment was provided by SCAFCO dealer West Coast Companies.
“The workmanship was excellent, and the HGO event was a beautiful showcase for SCAFCO products,” says Jim (pictured at left).
Photos provided by Lori Segon Photography.