by Toolbox Staff
One of Canada’s leading grain companies is set to build a new elevator in Alberta, just east of Edmonton.
Viterra Inc. announced in February that it has received all the necessary regulatory approvals to start building a new high-throughput elevator in Vegreville, about 100 kilometres east of Edmonton. Construction is expected to begin this spring.
“We have a long and successful history in this area of Alberta, so we’re proud to continue supporting our local customers with a new facility that will allow us to provide the industry-leading standard of service that Viterra is known for,” says Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and CEO for North America, in a press release. “Our new elevator will position us to connect these customers to global markets, backed by the expertise of our staff and the full suite of online tools that are available exclusively to Viterra customers. It will also complement our strong port presence, as we look to continue meeting the demands of our end users.”
Plans for the elevator call for a storage capacity of 35,000 metric tonnes. It will also be able to load up to 130 railcars on a loop track serviced by CN Rail.
This is the latest in a series of new facilities for Viterra. In October 2016, the company celebrated the grand opening of another high-throughput grain terminal in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba. That facility has a 30,000-tonne storage capacity and a loading capacity of 134 railcars.
Viterra is headquartered in Regina, Saskatachewan, and has been partnering with farmers to move their crops to market for more than 100 years.