Alter Logistics Company $24 Million Expansion at St Paul Facility

Alter Logistics Company, based in Bettendorf, IA, and Alter River Terminal St Paul, has begun construction on a multifaceted expansion at their Barge Channel Road facility. The $24 million project includes a new 40,000-ton fertilizer warehouse, stormwater retention installation and extensive rail track expansion.

(TKDA Engineering Rendering)

Alter’s current tenant, ADM Fertilizer based out of Minneapolis, MN will utilize the new warehouse under a long-term contract. The 40,000-ton warehouse will have seven large storage bins for bulk products and three micro bins, plus a high-capacity blending/loadout system.

Marcus Construction designed the new building and is performing as the primary and general contractor for the new facility. Alter has also partnered with Sackett-Waconia for mechanical system design and equipment as well as the existing terminal upgrade.


The facility will receive product from a new 800 TPH barge unloading system as well as a 400 TPH rail unloading system. The building will feature storage bays for macro products as well as micro bins for specialty products. The 320’ long facility will have 150’ deep storage bins, a 40’ wide alleyway for end loader operation and an enclosed two-lane truck loadout. Rail cars can be loaded utilizing an overhead conveyor coming from the high-speed loadout system.