Richardson to Build New Grain Elevator in Western Saskatchewan

Richardson has announced plans to build a new grain elevator in western Saskatchewan.

Located at Carmichael, 65 km west of Swift Current, the new elevator is expected to be complete by the fall of 2022. Immediately following completion, Richardson said it will proceed with the construction of crop inputs assets, including a high-speed fertilizer blender with storage and a 10,000-square foot warehouse – both of which will be fully operational by the fall of 2023.

No estimate on the cost of the project was provided.

The new elevator will include 46,000 tonnes of storage capacity with a loop track rail design capable of loading 175 high cube rail cars. The facility will feature high speed receiving and load out, with a high capacity grain cleaning system.

“Richardson has maintained a significant presence and loyal customer base in the southwestern part of the province and will continue to seek opportunities for improving operational efficiencies,” Tom Hamilton, Senior Vice-President, Agribusiness Operations, said in a release. “With the addition of the new facility at Carmichael, we look to bridge our historical presence in the area with the realities of meeting our grower customers’ evolving business needs.”

Based in Winnipeg, Richardson International is Canada’s largest agribusiness. The company is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products.

Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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