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Richardson Pioneer Is Expanding It's Operations In The Prairies

Site work is well underway on the new Richardson-Pioneer Terminal at Carmicheal.

Assistant Vice-President Neil Banbury says it's an ideal location on the Trans Canada Highway and CP's main line.

He says the new high throughput elevator will add to the already existing services in South West Saskatchewan.

"The elevator will consist of 46,000 tonne overall capacity, 21,000 metric ton of concrete capacity and then 25,000 tons of steel storage. That will include 60,000 bushel per hour shifting capacity, 30,000 bushel per hour receiving capacity, and a loop track that will be able to accommodate 175 high capacity cars."

He notes they already have facilities in Maple Creek and in Swift Current.

"Our ability to expand those locations is very limited. So, we see Carmichael as being a great opportunity for us to build a large facility with a loop track, and just to be able to service that whole southwest corner of the province."

He says the facility should be up and operational by late 2022, when they'll begin working on a full service crop input facilty with a warehouse and fertilizer blending facility.

Banbury says Richardson-Pioneer is also working on a high throughput facility at Huallen, Alberta.

That site is 35 kilometres west of Grande Prairie, in the Peace region, along Highway 43.

The Huallen facility will be completed later this year and will feature 43,000 metric tonnes of storage capacity and a 150 car loop track.

The Crop Input facility will feature a 10,000 square foot AWSA certified warehouse with a high speed fertilizer blender on site.

Richardson Pioneer completed a high throughput elevator last year at High Level, Alberta.

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