It happens every harvest – you look at your potato storage capacity and wonder, “Do I have enough – is it time to expand?”
Says Chad Kleisinger, potato storage specialist at Meridan: “When you decide it is time to increase or update your storage facilities, your first question will most likely be: Where do I start?” Here are some beginning questions to help organize your thoughts as you consider expanding your storage capacity.
Each new project begins with two plans, Kleisinger says – your vision of what your ideal facility should be and the builder/supplier’s vision of what is most reasonably and economically possible.
The finished project will most likely be a healthy meld of those two visions. It is a good plan to visit more than one contractor. Listen to their preferences, understand how their experiences are shaping their preferences. Do they offer good, better, best solutions? Understand the differences. Know how each builder’s solution compares to the others.