BOWDEN, ALBERTA, CANADA — Paterson Grain on Aug. 29 held a grand opening ceremony at its new C$25 million Foothills terminal in Bowden, Alberta. It is the company’s fourth grain terminal in Alberta, joining locations in Dunmore, Flagstaff and Long Plain.

The terminal can store 2.225 million bushels of grain, ship 75,000 bushels per hour, clean 8,800 bushels per hour, and receive 32 Super B trucks per hour, Paterson Grain said. In addition, the facility also includes a 150-car loop track capable of loading a full unit train in 8 hours.

“With two fully independent receiving lanes the terminal is able to receive different commodities from each driveway without interrupting shipping operations,” the company said. “A fully automated truck loop design ensures very fast turn-around for delivering trucks. Lastly, the terminal has an integrated dust suppression system, ensuring clean operations from receiving to shipping.”

The terminal is expected to be fully operational this fall, and grain from the site will be exported through Paterson Grain’s Alliance terminal in the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Established in 1908 as N.M. Paterson & Company Ltd., Paterson GlobalFoods (PGF) is a private, family owned, agri-food business with a long-standing history deeply rooted in Canadian agriculture. The company operates 36 terminals, elevators and ag centers across the Canadian Prairies.