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CP, CN to serve two new G3 grain elevators

G3's new grain elevators will be similar to this (pictured) facility near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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G3 yesterday announced plans to build two new grain elevators in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

G3 will construct one elevator in Vermilion, Alberta, which will have a capacity of 34,000 tons and be located on a CN line. The second elevator, which will be built in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, will have a capacity of 42,000 tons and be located on a Canadian Pacific line.

Both elevators will be built with the same high-efficiency features as G3's other new facilities in Western Canada: a loop track that can quickly load a 150-car unit train, and the ability to unload a Super-B truck in less than five minutes, G3 officials said in a press release.

"G3 has been steadily growing to serve some of the most productive grain growing regions in Western Canada," said G3 Chief Executive Officer Don Chapman. "We're happy to add Vermilion and Swift Current to our network and give farmers there a fast and efficient option for moving their grain to market."

Currently, G3 is constructing high-efficiency elevators at Wetaskiwin, Morinville, Carmangay, Irricana and Stettler County, Alberta.

G3 Terminal Vancouver, a new grain export terminal, is under construction in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and will open in 2020.