WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Richardson Pioneer Ltd. is building a new high throughput grain elevator in Huallen, Alberta, Canada.

Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2021.

The new elevator will have a total storage capacity of 45,000 tonnes, capable of loading 150 cars through a loop track design.

“The county of Grande Prairie is one of the most productive regions in Western Canada,” said Tom Hamilton, senior vice president of agribusiness operations for Richardson. “We look forward to building strong partnerships with producers in the area, providing grain marketing expertise and efficient delivery options.”

Following completion of the grain elevator, a retail crop inputs facility will be added to the site and is set to be operational in late 2022. It will host efficient, modern assets, including a high-speed fertilizer blender and 10,000-square foot AWSA certified warehouse.

“The addition of the crop inputs site will enable us to provide a full-service option for both grain and agronomics,” Hamilton said. “This will include offering our customers leading seed, fertilizer, and crop protection technologies in addition to year-round support with CropWatchTM agronomic services and CropMatrixTM digital services.”

A global company in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and is a vertically-integrated producer of food and ingredients. Richardson has more than 2,900 employees across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. According to Sosland Publishing’s 2020 Grain & Milling Annual, the company has a total of 71 grain storage facilities with a total licensed storage capacity of 95.7 million bushels.