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Viterra builds new grain elevator in Sask.

Viterra builds new grain elevator in Sask.

The elevator will have 34,000 metric tonnes of storage capacity

Staff Writer

Viterra is replacing its grain elevator in Biggar, Sask. with a new state-of-the-art one.

“Viterra has a long history in the Biggar area, and we’re confident in its future as a key area of grain production in the province,” said Jeff Cockwill, the director of corporate affairs for Viterra. “We continuously evaluate our asset network and, through our analysis, determined that it was the right time to make a significant reinvestment in the area.”

The new facility will feature 34,000 metric tonnes of storage, a grain dryer and a loop track for more efficient unloading of producer trucks and loading of rail cars.

The new grain elevator will employ about 12 staff.

Construction is underway and should be completed in early 2022.

“We are pleased to revitalize our presence in the Biggar area through this significant investment. Our local customers will experience strengthened service through a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will allow us to move their crops in a timely and efficient fashion,” Cockwill told in an email statement.

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