A high throughput grain elevator will be up and running at High Level, Alta. by roughly this time next year, says Richardson Pioneer. The company plans to replace the old 6,500 metric tonne wooden crib elevator with a modern one that can handle 32,000 metric tonnes of storage space and will be capable of loading 135 cars through a loop track design.
According to a local, there’s roughly 850,000 acres of farm land surrounding the elevator.
“The High Level area, with its solid and loyal customer base, is an important market for us,” says Darwin Sobkow, executive vice-president, operations. “The construction of this new facility, along with the recently acquired crop input business in La Crete, shows our long-term commitment to the area and ensures we will be able to meet our customers’ growing needs.”
The new facility will be serviced by CN and will work closely with the Richardson Pioneer La Crete crop inputs business, which was acquired from AgLand Seed and Chemical Limited in February of this year.
The grain elevator is the most northern in the province.