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United Grain Regains Stride After Bonneville Lock Closure

During lock's 3-week shutdown, company adjusted to meet customer's needs

As soon as the Bonneville Lock closed for emergency repairs more than three weeks ago, workers at United Grain knew that barge traffic would come to an abrupt stop.

The Columbian reports that six barges hauling about 65,000 metric tons of wheat each woldn't arrive as scheduled. Empty ships would have to wait at the Port of Vancouver. Customer's in foreign countries who needed their grain would face delays.

Looking back, John Lindgren, United Grain terminal director, said the impact wasn't catastropic, but it caused workers to scramble to reroute grain while the stock decreased.

See the full article at The Columbian.

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