Grain handler G3 has added a pair of new grain elevators — one in Alberta’s Peace region, the other in northeastern Saskatchewan — to its drawing board.
The Winnipeg-based company announced Monday it will build new facilities at Rycroft, Alta. and Melfort, Sask., with construction starting later this year on both toward completion in early 2023.
The two elevators will each be built with 150-car loop track systems connecting to Canadian National Railway (CN) track, and will each include storage capacity for 42,000 tonnes of grain.
Other “high-efficiency features” will allow producers the ability to unload a Super-B truck in less than five minutes as well as “excellent” road access, the company said.
“G3 is keeping grain moving to market, and that means more delivery opportunities for our farmer customers, and faster service which saves farmers time and money,” G3 CEO Don Chapman said in the company’s release.
Other grain handlers with elevators at Melfort include Viterra, Richardson Pioneer and The Andersons, while Richardson, Parrish and Heimbecker, Cargill and Grain Millers Canada have facilities at Rycroft.
G3 has been on a relatively steady expansion track on the Prairies since its formation in 2015, today operating 17 Prairie grain elevators and five port terminals.
Those include elevators opened earlier this year at Vermilion, Alta. and Swift Current, Sask. In 2020 G3 opened five Alberta elevators, along with its West Coast port terminal at Vancouver. — Glacier FarmMedia Network