Cargill to build new grain terminal in Alberta, Canada
Cargill has announced plans to construct a new grain terminal in McLennan, Alberta, Canada, which is set to open in the autumn of 2012. The terminal will be built on the same site as Cargill's new crop inputs distribution centre, which opened in May 2011.
The new facility is to hold 28,000 tonnes and doubles 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 that Cargill 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 465 m2 chemical and seed shed, a 240 tonne fertilizer blending tower and two 50 tonne bins for straight product loading.
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 tonne fertilizer shed also will open autumn 2011.
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