Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. is pleased to announce the construction of a new state-of-the-art inland export terminal in Gleichen, Alberta. The “Long Plain Terminal” will offer 28,000 metric tonnes of storage and the fastest loading of any prairie terminal.
The new terminal is located in the heart of Wheatland County, known and recognized for its excellent production of cereals and oil seeds. It will include the first grain loop track in Canada — an innovative way to load grain cars. The loop track is designed to allow locomotives to remain connected to a train, providing for continuous and timely loading or unloading of rail cars.
The Gleichen loop track will be built for 130 rail cars that will load in almost half the time of a comparable traditional prairie terminal rail car spot.
“We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our products and services for our customers,” said Andrew B. Paterson, President and CEO. “This new terminal means Alberta farmers can get their grains to market faster and more efficiently because of our proven low cost, service oriented philosophy.”
The Long Plain Terminal is Paterson GlobalFoods’ 9th inland export terminal on the prairies. It’s currently under construction and is expected to be complete by July 2011 and ready for harvest that fall. The facility will also incorporate chemicals, fertilizer and seed retailing for the region.
Paterson GlobalFoods recently completed a new inland export terminal in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan that combines a new state-of-the-art fertilizer blending system as well as a chemical warehouse. Other initiatives include terminal expansions in Indian Head, Saskatchewan and Killarney, Manitoba.
Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. is a family owned Agri-Food business that remains 100% Canadian. It was founded over 100 years ago by Manitoba grain trader, Norman M. Paterson, and has grown into a global organization that sources, sells and ships high quality agricultural commodities and food products to more than 118 countries around the world. All of Paterson’s terminals and business divisions are ISO 22000 certified, meeting stringent quality standards.
For the sixth straight year, Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Through the dedication and proficiency of its employees, Paterson GlobalFoods continues to exceed customer expectations.
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