G3 to build two new grain elevators in central Alberta


G3 is expanding its grain elevator network. The company plans to build two high-efficiency grain elevators near Irricana and in Stettler County, Alta.

“Central Alberta is one of the most important grain growing regions in Canada,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “We are excited to be able to provide farmers in the region a new choice to market their grain through modern facilities that will save them time and money.”

According to a news release, both facilities will have a capacity of 42,000 tonnes and a railway loop track that can accommodate a 150-car unit train. The elevators will be also be able to unload a super-B truck in less than five minutes.

Shovels are expected to hit the ground by this summer as long as all regulatory approvals are cleared, the company says. The elevator in Stettler Country will be on CP rail, while the Irricana site will be on CN rail. Both are expected to be open for business sometime in 2020.

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