MCL Construction completed the new Bayer CropScience Breeding and Trait Development Station in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. This new $17 million state-of-the-art facility will help Bayer CropScience deliver breakthrough wheat and soybean varieties with improved technologies and genetics. The company will also support wheat research and education programs at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and work with Nebraska farmers in seed production activities.
MCL Construction broke ground on the facility in September 2013 and completed activities in November 2014. The project includes 53,000 square feet of new office space, research facilities, a greenhouse, and equipment building. Being part of such an innovative project is the standard of MCL Construction.
The project has a geothermal HVAC system and constructed wetlands to process greenhouse and lab waste stream. The constructed wetlands are an engineered system that utilize natural processes to treat wastewater. This project is the first of its kind facility for Bayer CropScience in the United States.
The new Bayer CropScience facility will employ approximately 25 people full time with the potential to double that during seasonal high-demand times.
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