Construction on G3 Glenlea began in fall 2014. Similar to G3's other new high-efficiency facilities on the Prairies, G3 Glenlea features a 134-car loop track capable of loading a full unit train while in continuous motion, and a high-capacity drag under the driveway enabling farmers to unload a super-B in five minutes or less without moving. It has 34,000 tonnes of storage and car loading capabilities of 1,600 tonnes per hour. The elevator is serviced by the CN and BNSF Railway.
G3 Glenlea has been open since January 2016, and marked its grand opening on Oct. 5. It is the fourth in a string of elevators opened by G3 since August 2015.
“G3 Glenlea is the latest addition to our network, and is providing local farmers with a new partner for their grain business,” said Karl Gerrand, chief executive officer of G3 Canada Ltd. “We're heavily focused on efficiency and on excellent customer service — that means organized delivery scheduling, little to no lineups, friendly service and a well-maintained facility. We believe in delivering on promises, and are very proud to have completed another highly efficient grain terminal on time and on budget.”
G3 Glenlea is located on the CN mainline. FWS was the general contractor for the project.
G3 currently has a lake terminal under construction in Hamilton, Ontario, expected to open in spring 2017.