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CWB Builds its First Grain Elevator

By Amanda Brodhagen,

The CWB recently announced that it has begun building a new grain elevator, west of Portage La Prairie in Bloom, Manitoba. The elevator is expected to be ready for the 2015 harvest.

News of the elevator construction signals that the CWB is making strides as an independent grain handler. The elevator will be the CWB’s first construction of a grain-handling facility.  

In a release CWB says that construction is under way near the Trans-Canada Highway, about four miles west of Yellowhead. The state-of-the-art facility will include 33,900 metric tonnes of storage capacity, with a 17,400 MT workhouse, plus cleaning facilities.

“The site is easily accessible from a number of highways, including the Trans-Canada and the Yellowhead, and it is located in an area with a clear need for more grain-handling capacity,” CWB president and CEO Ian White said in a release.

The facility will add to the company’s network that includes Mission Terminal in Thunder Bay, Les Élévateurs des Trois-Rivières in Quebec, as well as a minority interest in Prairie West Terminal.

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