Viterra Opening New Elevators

Viterra's new elevator at Grimshaw, AB (courtesy Viterra)

Viterra held a grand opening for its new grain terminal near Grimshaw, in the Peace River region in northwest Alberta on Wednesday.

The facility features 30,000 tonnes of grain storage and 104 railcar loading capacity. It is the company’s second new build in the region in recent years, following construction of a new terminal at Sexsmith in 2010.

“We take great care to evaluate our footprint and make the targeted investments necessary to support our industry today and well into the future,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s President and CEO for North America, in a statement. “Our new location at Grimshaw is an excellent fit for Viterra, one that will provide local customers with the high level of service and quality products they expect from us, and reinforces our commitment to driving excellence in Canada’s supply chain.”

The Regina-based company, which is owned by Glencore, will hold a grand opening for its new elevator at Kindersley, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, June 7th. The Kindersley facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 metrics tonnes and a 108 railcar spot.

Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America (supplied)

Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s President and CEO for North America (supplied)

Construction is also wrapping up on Viterra’s new elevator at Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, located directly north of the company’s existing canola crush plant. Deliveries to the Ste. Agathe elevator are expected to begin as early as late-July. The elevator has storage capacity of around 30 thousand metric tonnes and will have track for loading trains of up to 124 cars.

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