SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Developers are planning a new facility in Salina that will research the best ways to move bulk solids.
The $3.5 million, 17,000-square-foot research facility, will be called The Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Construction is expected to begin next summer.
The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17XU4tZ ) the research will be used by industries that use and make conveyance systems for materials such as sugar, starch, minerals and chemicals.
The project is a collaboration among Kansas State University, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Salina, a number of private companies and K-Tron Salina. It will be the only research facility of its kind in the United States.
A Kansas State official says the research could also be used someday to improve grain sciences.
Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com