G3 Canada continues to expand its presence on the prairies, announcing plans for two new primary elevators in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.
The company that evolved out of the privatized Canadian Wheat Board says it will build a 34,000 tonne facility 5 km north of Melville on Highway 10 and a 42,000 tonne elevator 7 km west of Saskatoon on Highway 14.
Both elevators will be serviced by CN Rail, with 134-car loop tracks and high capacity drags under their drivesheds for quick unloading, says the news release from G3.
“Growing our origination footprint in Saskatchewan is the next step in G3’s plans to build a highly competitive coast-to-coast grain handling network,” notes CEO Karl Gerrand. “These two new locations are being constructed with the same state-of-the-art truck delivery and rail shipping features as our other new facilities, which are key components of G3’s excellent customer service offering.”
Construction is supposed to begin almost immediately, with plans to have them completed before the 2018 harvest.
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