CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Canadian Pacific (CP) named G3 Pasqua and CHS Northland Grain Hazel as its Elevators of the Year for achieving high volumes from a single loading point while demonstrating efficient railcar loading and a commitment to safety.
Both facilities have won the award before, CP said. G3 won in the 2018-19 crop year award and CHS Northland Grain Hazel was the first US winner for the 2019-20 crop year.
CP also recognized Cargill Elva (Manitoba) and Elbow Lake Coop Grain (Minnesota) as runners-up for the 2020-21 crop year.
“CP is proud to recognize these facilities as Elevators of the Year for the 2020-2021 crop year,” said Joan Hardy, vice president sales and marketing grain and fertilizers at CP. “CP congratulates the teams at G3 Pasqua and CHS Northland Grain Hazel for their demonstrated commitment to the safe and efficient movement of grain across the network.”
G3 Pasqua, located east of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, is a valued stakeholder and an integral player in bringing innovation to CP’s grain supply chain, CP said. CP launched its first 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train, comprised of 147 new, highly efficient hoppers cars, at the Pasqua facility in December 2018.
“We are very pleased that our G3 Pasqua location has been recognized as the CP Elevator of the Year for Canada for the 2020-21 crop year,” said Don MacDonald, vice president of operations at G3. “This is the second time in three years that G3 Pasqua has achieved this distinction, and we are very proud of this accomplishment. G3’s loop tracks along with CP’s 8,500-foot trains are showing what the investment by both companies can achieve when functioning together. Through the dedicated efforts of both teams, we have improved the efficiency and safety of grain handling in Canada.”
CHS Northland Grain at Hazel, Minnesota, US, is located in the heart of US grain territory. Their facility has the capacity to load up to 110-car trains, which are sent to both domestic and international markets.“CHS is honored its Hazel elevator and Northland Grain team have been recognized with this award again this year,” said Rick Dusek, executive vice president at CHS. “We greatly value the partnership and operational efficiency the Canadian Pacific railroad provides and are proud of our shared commitment to worker and community safety in serving and creating value for our farmer-owners.”