Grain Drying Equipment, Installation and Repairs

When you’re looking to purchase grain drying equipment, or need repair or service; think of K & S Millwrights. K&S Millwrights, Inc. has been providing grain storage and material handling services and equipment in the “Seven State” Midwest area of: Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois since 1994.

Zebadee Site Built By K & S Millwrights, Grain Drying EquipmentGrain Drying Equipment

We offer a variety of grain drying equipment. You’ll find NECO dryers, AgriDry systems,  and Sioux Steel grain bins, along with many other brands that you can use for whatever it is you are needing on your site.  Let us know  how we can help you, we have all the right connections for your applications.  We’re happy to provide quality recommendations if you are looking for a product to fill a specific need.

Grain Drying Equipment Installation

Grain bin and grain dryer installation is our specialty. We can do a complete site design and setup or make an addition to your current operation. If there are excavation needs – we have the equipment, so your setup can be complete in an efficient timeframe.

Check out some previous projects.


Grain Drying Equipment Repair

Grain Drying equipment works hard, especially during harvest time. We’re here to help with repairs when needed. We offer a dryer service program and recommend pre-season preventative maintenance to make sure everything is in top condition prior to harvest time. Have K & S check your grain legs, conveyors, air systems, augers and other equipment in spring or summer. On your grain handling equipment, we will check the belts, tension, splices, change the oil in the gear boxes, check and grease the bearings, check the chains, and the oil in the drives.  If there are any major repairs that need to be done, we will communicate this with you for approval before the work is completed.

K & S is available for 24-hour service when emergency repairs are needed. Harvest time is important and busy, we understand you can’t have equipment delays. Contact us now to service your equipment ahead of time so you can eliminate unneeded delays when you don’t have time for them!

Contact K & S at 320-833-2228 to discuss your grain drying equipment and harvest pre-season checkup needs.

Providing Grain Storage for Farms, Agriculture Operations and Businesses

Grain handling, storage and drying equipment is needed on many farms, large agriculture operations and some commercial businesses. K & S Millwrights has worked with various types of locations across the seven state Midwest area of Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois since 1994.

Grain Handling and Storage Equipment and Services

Offering grain handling and storage, drying equipment, site design services, repair and new constructions for all operation sizes and setups. You’ll find examples of a variety of the projects completed by K & S on our website. We’ll highlight a few to provide a prospective of how we can help create your ideal grain storage and handling operations.

Squeaky Farms

A storm blew down this customer’s grain setup in June and they needed a solution in place by fall. We handled a complete tear down and rebuild, taking care of everything from demo to finishing installation and setup.

Squeaky Farms, agriculture Squeaky Farms, Brian Hamann Squeaky Farms





Terning Seeds

The Terning Seeds seed corn drying plant was a large project that we were able to construct throughout a very rainy season. We remained committed to the project and completed on deadline for the client.

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Zebedee Grain Storage Site

The Zebedee grain storage site location started in a hay field. After extensive dirt work we were able to pour concrete and then complete site setup and equipment installation.

Project Completed Zebadee Site Excavation Zebadee Site Built By K & S Millwrights



Each project is different and provides unique challenges. When you are looking for an addition to your grain handling setup contact K & S Millwrights.

Crane and Boom Truck Service Available

Squeaky Farms, crane service

K & S Crane hard at work

Do you have a project that requires a crane or boom truck? K & S Millwrights has cranes (26, 40 and 90 tons), boom trucks and certified operators that can help with your project.

Cranes and boom trucks help reach inaccessible heights easily and transfer product. When you need to lift items to high places, safety and capability are important. How do you get the items to high areas and do it safely? When building grain systems, we use cranes and boom trucks often. Without them our jobs would be much more difficult or impossible in some cases.

Reasons You May Need Crane Service

  • Construction Projects
  • Moving Equipment
  • Transporting Materials
  • Loading or Unloading
  • Manufacturing Plants
K&S Cranes, crane service

K&S Cranes

At K & S we have five certified crane and boom truck operators along with five staff certified in Rigging and Signaling Safety. All certifications are done by a nationally accredited crane examiner and follow all OSHA required compliance. When you’re looking to hire boom truck/crane service know that K & S provides skilled operators that take safety seriously.

Contact K & S for Crane Service Assistance

Pre-Harvest Dryer Service and Preventative Maintenance

We know you are probably thinking about spring planting, which means it is also a great time to think about dryer servicing and pre-harvest season preventative maintenance on grain legs, conveyors, air systems, augers and other harvest storage equipment. Don’t leave your maintenance until the last minute, schedule your dryer service and preventative maintenance now. These pre-season/preventative maintenance programs will make fall harvest go smoother for everyone.

Dryer Service Program Includes Checking:

  • Augers
  • Bearings
  • Chains
  • Belts
  • Gas Lines
  • Checking/changing oil as needed
  • Cleaning the burner

Grain Handling Equipment Maintenance Includes Checking:

  • Belts
  • Tension
  • Splices
  • Change the oil in the gear boxes
  • Check and grease bearings
  • Check the chains
  • Oil the drives

Any major repairs that are needed will be communicated to you. Your approval will be required before any repairs are completed. We keep two warehouses stocked at K & S with inventory for immediate repair needs, so we can keep your equipment running when you need it.

Employees Attend Dryer School

Two K & S Millwrights Dryer Technicians, Nathan VanderVoort and Ryan Erickson, recently returned from “Dryer School” in Nebraska.  NECO Dryer division offers the training. It was held at Global Industries facility in Grand Island, NE. To help us serve our customers and prepare for the year ahead NECO provided this training to keep technicians up to speed on the latest equipment and answer questions from last season.

Dryer Service Crew

K & S Millwrights Dryer Technicians – Nathan VanderVoort, Brad Krumrey, Ryan Erickson

The training enhances technical skills and is designed to give field technicians the resources they need to effectively handle NECO Dryer maintenance. The latest training focused primarily on COMMANDER, DryerMaster, COMMANDnet, and COMMANDERLite operations, with a refresher session on the standard controls. Nathan and Ryan are ready to get back in the field and complete pre-season equipment checks.

Once your preventative maintenance checks and any applicable repairs are complete you’ll have one less thing to worry about during harvest time. We know summer goes quickly, don’t let fall sneak up on you!

Get on our preventative maintenance schedule now to get your project done before the fall rush! Please call our office at 320-833-2228 or send us a contact request.

Winter Discounts Expiring Soon!

Now is your last chance to take advantage of winter discounts and get your grain handling and drying equipment at a discounted rate! Winter discounts expire at the end of February.

Winter Discounts ExpiringHave you considered updates to your drying equipment or adding a new grain bin? Contact K & S today and we’ll help you find the best product for your needs at the best price. Bins, dryers, legs and conveyors are your biggest discount opportunities. When we know what you’re looking for we can reach out to equipment distributors and schedule the project. Let’s work together and get your updates made before spring planting season starts!

Contact K & S Millwright’s Today

Contact Brad and the K & S by the end of February to get the most for your money with winter discounts! Give us a call, email your request, or stop in the office to discuss your ideas.

Office: 320-833-2228
Brad’s Cell: 320-979-9221

Contact K & S today for winter discounts!


10 Convenience Supplies You’ll Find at the K & S Hardware Store

The K & S Millwrights hardware store is available as a convenience to our customers and local community residents. Sometimes you’re in the middle of a project and need something quick. We’re here for you!

10 Convenience Products at K & S

  1. Sending a UPS package – we are a pickup location
  2. Electrical components – an outlet stops working or you’re in the middle of a wiring project and need more wire – we’ve got you covered.
  3. Oil – changing oil in your truck and you’re short a quart – stop in.
  4. Carpet Cleaner – spill something on your carpet. Rent a RugDoctor at K & S.
  5. Propane Tanks & Charcoal – grilling burgers and you run out of charcoal or propane – no worries.
  6. Paint – need to do some paint touch-ups – we carry Valspar Paint and Cabot Stain and we offer color matching!
  7. Plumbing products – if you are having a plumbing issue we know it may be an emergency repair – we’ve got you covered.
  8. Batteries – when your car won’t start it may be difficult to drive to another town to purchase a new battery – stop in.
  9. Hunting & fishing supplies – you’re heading out for a few hours and need a new fishing hook – check our selection.
  10. Tools, bolts, screws, nails – you’re in the middle of fixing something and a tool breaks or you don’t have the proper bolt, screw or nail – we have a variety of options for you. 

Stop at the K & S Hardware Store and we’ll help you!

Hardware Store Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8am – noon

We’ll see you soon! Contact us if you have any questions.


Harvest Ends – Winter Discounts Begin – It’s That Quick!

As the fall harvest wraps up, we are thankful for the bountiful harvest and patronage of our valued customers. With the harvest fresh in our minds, we quickly look ahead to the future. Winter Discounts are in place now to help you make the improvements you need to your grain handling and drying equipment, at a discounted rate.

Improvement Opportunities

Winter Discounts 2017 - 2018What do you wish worked more smoothly this past fall? Were your trucks waiting, did you pile corn on the ground, do you need another bin? Are you sick of cleaning your screens, want to upgrade or add a dryer? Or maybe your legs and conveyors couldn’t keep up with your capacity. K & S Millwrights can help!

Financially, now is the best time to implement these changes! Save big money and get on the top of our spring project list. Discounts are at their highest point now and they decline every month over the winter. Sioux Steel Bins, NECO Dryers, and Legs and Conveyors are common winter discount products. We work with the manufacturers to offer you the best product at the most effective price for your operation.

Act Now!

Contact K & S today for a free quote. Let us know what you need, and we’ll find a solution! Get your ideal operation setup while taking the most offered through the winter discount programs on grain handling and drying equipment.

Call today!

Office: 320-833-2228
Brad’s Cell: 320-979-9221
Ahron’s Cell: 320-583-0641

Steel Building Construction Offered

Did you know that K & S Millwrights offers steel building construction? Our relationship with Ag Growth International (AGI), the parent company of the popular grain handling units we offer such as NECO, Hutchinson, Brownie, allows us to also provide Sentinel steel construction buildings.

Plainsman Steel Building From Sentinel

K & S added the Sentinel building line to our offering in 2016. We’ve had the opportunity to build these new construction structures to enhance storage opportunities for various agriculture and commercial operations. The Plainsman product is a popular all-steel building on the market offered by Sentinel. Plainsman all-steel buildings offer high-quality construction and materials at a good value. With the Sentinel Plainsman product, you’ll find a variety of options to fill your building needs.

  • Versatile construction and setup works for most applications
  • Designed for fast installation
  • High-quality painted finish with a 30-year warranty
  • 26-gauge steel wall sheeting with 80,000 psi yield strength
  • 1 ¼” foam closures provide a solid seal from moisture, dirt and rodents
  • Wide range of door and window sizes and configurations
  • Reinforced structural framing available to support installation of addition equipment like cranes
  • Variety of foundation options provide the ideal floor service for your needs
  • Customize your building with features and accessories to fit your requirements
  • Optional lining and partition walls available


Let us know if you’re interested in adding a steel construction building on your site. We’ll help you review the options and find the best solution for your requirements. While grain handling and storage is our specialty, steel building construction for your equipment is a natural fit and we’d love to help with your next project.

Contact K & S today to learn more about steel building opportunities.

Repair Services Available to Support Fall Harvest

Grain Storage RepairThe arrival of September means that fall harvest is right around the corner. At K & S we hope for a successful harvest for all. Long hours and hard work means there may be equipment breakdowns that require repairs. K & S can help with grain storage and handling repairs.

When crops and field conditions are ready, you need to get the work done. If something breaks it needs to be repaired as soon as possible. K & S Millwrights offers 24-hour repair service for that exact reason. We also maintain a full inventory of parts to replace broken components quickly.

There are many grain storage and handling structures and equipment that we can help repair.

Repair Examples

  • Repair or replace leg and conveyor belts
  • Auger repair
  • Drag conveyor repairs
  • Bin repairs
  • Portable welding
  • Structural repairs
  • Grain dryer repairs
  • Gear box repair and replacement
  • Bearing replacement
  • Air transfer system repairs
  • Part supplier, new & used


Ask For Help

Are you repairing something yourself, but need a part or supplies. Don’t forget about our onsite hardware store. Save yourself time and gas money. Stop in and pick up the items you need. Kent keeps the store well-stocked.

Did summer go faster than expected, and you have a few preventative maintenance projects you were hoping to accomplish prior to harvest time? Call K &S, we’ll try to work you in before the busy time hits.

Keep the K & S phone number, 320-833-2228, handy just in case you need help with a repair. We’re here to help!

Local Hardware Store Offers Large Selection of Product

K&S Millwrights Hardware Store

The Hardware Store

The hardware store located at K & S Millwrights offers a lot more products than you might think! Many people that live in the area are aware that the hardware store exists, but are often surprised by the wide variety of items available.

Large Product Offering

We offer all the hardware store items you will need, but also carry a small section of sporting goods, lawn care from fertilizer to Roundup® and bird seed. The paint department and color match machine is a valuable addition. If we don’t have the color you are looking for, our machine will match your color and provide the formula to mix it for you.

The most popular items purchased are for plumbing projects. Plus, it never fails when we have a rain storm in the area that there is a rush for sump pumps! A unique item that you’ll find in the store is concrete mix for your small concrete projects.

K&S Hardware Store Manager

Hardware Store Manager, Kent Scharmer

Friendly and Knowledgeable Service

Kent Scharmer is the hardware store manager. He grew up in his family business, Scharmer Lumber, and knows the business like the back of his hand. Customer service is his top priority, which is a great fit with K & S. His friendly personality and expert knowledge are an important asset to the store. He’s always happy to help you find what you need.

The hardware store is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30pm and Saturday 8am – noon.

The K & S Hardware Store proudly serves the local community and surrounding areas since 2001. The last 16 years have been exciting and we appreciate the local patrons. Do you wish we offered additional products? Let Kent know. We may be able to add them to our offering.

Stop by the hardware store and check out the selection!