WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — G3 has announced plans to build two new high-efficiency grain elevators in Alberta, Canada. The elevators will be located in Stettler County on the CP Railway and in Irricana on the CN Railway.
Both facilities will have 42,000 tonnes of capacity and a railway loop track that can accommodate a 150-car unit train, G3 said. The elevators also will be able to unload a Super B truck in less than five minutes, the company said.
“Central Alberta is one of the most important grain growing regions in Canada,” said Don Chapman, chief executive officer of G3. “We are excited to be able to provide farmers in the region a new choice to market their grain through modern facilities that will save them time and money.”
Construction on the facilities is expected to begin later this summer. The elevators are expected to be operational by 2020.
G3 currently is building four other high-efficiency grain elevators in Morinville, Wetaskiwin and Carmangay, Alberta, Canada, and at Maidstone, Saskatchewan, Canada. The company also is building a new port terminal in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.