WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — G3 Ltd. has opened two new elevators in Alberta: G3 Morinville and G3 Carmangay.

G3 said the new elevators feature the same high-efficiency infrastructure as its other new elevators in Western Canada, including the ability to unload trucks in minutes. The elevators also can handle trains of up to 150 cars by quickly loading them on loop tracks, keeping grain moving to port.

The new facilities ship grain to G3 Terminal Vancouver, a next-generation grain export terminal set to open this summer.

“These state-of-the-art facilities are transforming the way grain moves across Canada,” said Don Chapman, chief executive officer of G3. “Our loop-to-loop system connects Prairie to port in a way that ensures high quality Canadian grain gets to market on time, which ultimately benefits Canadian farmers.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, G3 said it will not hold its usual grand opening ceremonies at the new elevators.

“We will miss the opportunity to celebrate with our customers, neighbors and other guests but ensuring health and safety is of prime importance,” G3 said. “Staff are working with physical distancing and hygiene measures in place.”

Four more G3 elevators are under construction in Alberta: G3 Wetaskiwin and G3 Stettler County will open later this summer; G3 Vermilion and G3 Irricana in 2021. In Saskatchewan, G3 Swift Current is also under construction and due to open in 2021.