WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — G3 Canada Limited, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board or CWB, celebrated the groundbreaking of its Hamilton Lake terminal at the Port of Hamilton on March 18. Board members and executives from G3 Canada Limited, along with stakeholder guests, were on hand to mark the occasion. The ceremony included welcoming comments from members of the G3 board and remarks from the Hamilton Port Authority and G3's construction company, FWS.
Construction of the 50,000-tonne facility began last fall and is on schedule to be completed in spring 2017. The bin foundations are nearly complete, and the installation of the steel bins and work on the below-ground portion of the receiving building are expected to begin in April. When complete, the facility will be able to ship and receive grain via truck, rail and vessel.
"This is an exciting day for G3 as we officially break ground in Hamilton", said Karl Gerrand, chief executive officer, G3 Canada Limited. "This facility will be a key component of our eastern footprint, and will provide Ontario farmers, brokers and truckers with more choice, more market access, competitive pricing and faster unload times for their grain. It's all part of G3's vision to build a smarter path from farmers' fields to global markets."