The new facility will double the company’s grain-handling capacity in the Peace River area
Winnipeg, Man. – Cargill Inc. will build a new grain terminal in McLennan, Alta. in the Peace River region.
The Canadian branch of the U.S.-based company will be constructing the terminal on the same site as the company’s new crop inputs distribution centre and along Canadian National Railway track.
The new 28,000 metric-ton facility, which will open in the fall of 2012, will double Cargill’s grain-handling capacity in the area.
The facility will be able to load rail cars at a rate of 50,000 bushels per hour. This means it will be able to load 104 rail cars in less than 12 hours, making it one of the most efficient grain terminals in northern Alberta.
In addition to the grain facility, the crop inputs distribution centre includes a 5,000 sq.-ft. chemical and seed shed, a 240 metric-ton fertilizer blending tower and two 50 metric-ton bins for straight product loading.
The fertilizer distribution and blending system will allow Cargill to load out around eight Super B loads per hour. These improvements will enable farmers to transport their grain and load fertilizer in one trip, allowing for more efficient and economical hauling and freight. A 13,000 metric-ton fertilizer shed also will also open this fall.