2 new Canadian elevators open featuring quick grain loading

G3 has opened two new grain elevators in Alberta that will link to a West Coast port.


G3, the successor to the former Canadian Wheat Board, has opened two new grain elevators in Alberta.

G3 Morinville, about 20 miles north of Edmonton, and G3 Carmangay, about 90 miles north of Calgary, allow trucks to unload in minutes and trains of up to 150 cars to be loaded quickly on loop tracks, according to the company.

The new facilities ship grain to G3 Terminal Vancouver, which is scheduled to open this summer. G3, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has touted the new West Coast terminal as an important step in adding speed and efficiency to the grain supply chain.

"These state-of-the-art facilities are transforming the way grain moves across Canada," G3 CEO Don Chapman said in a written statement. "Our loop-to-loop system connects prairie to port in a way that ensures high-quality Canadian grain gets to market on time, which ultimately benefits Canadian farmers."

G3 is building five more new grain elevators. In Alberta, G3 Wetaskiwin and G3 Stettler County are expected to open later this summer, with G3 Vermilion and G3 Irricana expected to open in 20121. In Saskatchewan, G3 Swift Current is scheduled to open in 2021.

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