A new high throughput grain elevator will be built at Huallen, Alta., 35 km’s west of Grande Prairie, by Richardson Pioneer Ltd., the company says in a news release on Dec. 3. Construction has started and is expected to be done by fall, 2021.
“The county of Grande Prairie is one of the most productive regions in Western Canada,” Tom Hamilton, senior vice-president of agribusiness operations with Richardson, says in the release. “We look forward to building strong partnerships with producers in the area, providing grain marketing expertise and efficient delivery options.”
The new elevator will have 45,000 metric tonnes storage capacity capable of loading 150 cars through a loop track design, the release notes. A retail crop inputs facility will be added after the elevator is built, it will be operational by late 2022. It will include efficient, modern assets such as a high-speed fertilizer blender and 10,000-square foot AWSA certified warehouse.
The announcement comes shortly after the completion of a new elevator by the company at High Level, the release notes.