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UPDATED Canadian company confirms locations for grain terminals

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Statement from G3 Canada:

G3 is pleased to announce that it will build new high-efficiency grain elevators near Irricana and in Stettler County, Alberta.

Both new facilities will have a capacity of 42,000 tonnes and a railway loop track that can accommodate a 150-car unit train. Like G3’s other high-efficiency facilities in Western Canada, the elevators will be able to unload a Super B truck in less than five minutes.

Construction on the new elevators is planned to start by this summer, pending final regulatory approvals. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020. G3 Stettler County will be on CP Rail; G3 Irricana on CN Rail.

“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.”

G3 currently has four other high-efficiency elevators under construction: at Morinville, Wetaskiwin and Carmangay, Alberta and at Maidstone, Saskatchewan, as well as a new port terminal under construction in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

About G3

G3 was created with the vision of building a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets. Today, G3 is transforming the way grain moves with an expanding network of facilities that set new standards for fast, safe and reliable operations. We focus on efficiency to create opportunity for our customers across Canada and around the world. G3 Terminal Vancouver, a state-of-the art export facility due to open in 2020, will add more speed and efficiency to our grain supply chain. G3 is a Canadian company, and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

ORIGINAL STORY Please note, this is the original story prior to G3 making Mar. 27 announcement

By Emily Jaycox For the Independent

All you producers around Stettler region who are tired of driving too far to haul grain may have some good news coming.

G3 Canada Limited, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is considering building a grain terminal in Alix.

“We are pursuing a site in the (Alix) area, however, no final investment decision has been made,” said Brett Malkoske, vice president of business development, in an email March 7.

“I cannot offer any additional comment at this time.”

The company has a network of facilities across Canada and aims to improve the safety and speed of grain delivery from farms to global markets.

If built, the terminal could increase local farmers’ ability to move their grain.

“G3 intends to offer local farmers another attractive marketing option for their crops,” said Malkoske.

“The G3 network that is currently under construction will provide farmers with more frequent delivery opportunities due to our industry leading rail infrastructure, and farmers will immediately notice the speed at which they can deliver grain to G3 facilities thanks to our fast truck unload times.”

According to their website, new elevators in Western Canada will be able to unload trucks in less than five minutes.

G3 has already begun construction on a facility in Wetaskiwin, scheduled to be completed in 2019.

“Construction is progressing well and the project is moving ahead according to plan.”

G3 has primary grain elevators and port terminals from Leader Saskatchewan to Québec City, Québec, and is currently expanding west into Alberta and beyond.

The company recently announced two other facilities to be built in Alberta, an elevator in Morinville and an elevator in Carmangay.

A state-of-the-art export facility is set to open in Vancouver in 2020.

The website states “G3 was created with the vision of building a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets.

“We focus on efficiency to create opportunity for our customers across Canada and around the world.”

For more information, visit www.g3.ca.

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