It sits in the middle of farm fields along Route 8 in Little Creek, in the glide path for one of the runways for Dover Air Force base.

And though it might look small from the view of the pilots flying the massive aircraft overhead the Cartanza grain facility, recently acquired by Mountaire Farms, is a big site in its own right.

Director of Agri-Business Adam Downes said the bins are capable of holding just over 1 million bushels of grain and are a significant piece of their supply chain.

"There's twelve larger tanks about 85,000 bushels each and six smaller tanks 15,000 bushels each," he said.  "Our goal here is to try and handle 100-percent of our needs on the shore."

Downes said corn is the primary grain to help feed the poultry company's chickens, but they also collect soybeans, wheat, barley and sorghum.

"This hits a spot in an area, where we had a little bit of a hole, and we're looking forward to having some new customers and getting some grain that maybe we weren't able to buy in the past."

Mountaire Farms is a more than 100-year-old family-owned business out of Arkansas.

They first opened in Delaware in the mid-1970s when they acquired the H&H Poultry facility in Selbyville.

They've since added a major operation in Millsboro which doubles as a second corporate headquarters outside of Arkansas.

The company employs over 5,000 people in Delaware.

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