Richardson Pioneer said that the new facility will replace the existing 6,500 tonnes wooden crib elevator in High Level


Image: The high throughput grain elevator planned in High Level, northern Alberta, Canada. Photo: Courtesy of Richardson International Limited.

Canadian agribusiness company Richardson Pioneer has announced plans to construct a new high throughput grain elevator in High Level, a town in northern Alberta, Canada.

The company said that the new elevator will include 32,000 tonnes of storage space and have the capacity to load 135 cars through a loop track design.

The new facility will replace the existing 6,500 tonnes wooden crib elevator in High Level.

Canadian National Railway (CN) will serve the new facility.

The new facility by Richardson is expected to be completed in 2020

Construction has commenced and is the project is expected to be completed in 2020.

Once the new facility becomes operational, Richardson Pioneer will use the facility along with the La Crete crop inputs business, which the company acquired from AgLand Seed and Chemical in February 2019.

The High Level region has been producing high-quality grains and oilseeds consistently.

Richardson Pioneer operations executive vice-president Darwin Sobkow said: “The High Level area, with its solid and loyal customer base, is an important market for us.

“The construction of this new facility, along with the recently acquired crop input business in La Crete, shows our long-term commitment to the area and ensures we will be able to meet our customers’ growing needs.”

The collaboration between the town of High Level and the High Level Agricultural Exhibition Association has ensured the completion of the project in a timely manner.

Sobkow said: “Richardson has an ongoing, aggressive commitment to further investment in Canadian agriculture. We will continue to enhance our business and pursue new growth opportunities to meet the needs of our customers at home and in world markets.”

Richardson Pioneer, a subsidiary of Canada’s agribusiness Richardson International, is a global handler and merchandiser of Canadian grains and oilseeds. The company is also an integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. The Canadian company has more than 2,700 employees worldwide.