Paterson Grain is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Inland Export Terminal. Officially named Long Plain Terminal, the facility is located along the Trans Canada Highway just east of Gleichen, AB where Highway 901 meets the Trans Canada Highway. Paterson will celebrate the opening of this new ultra modern facility with area producers on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:00 am.

The new terminal, Paterson Grain’s ninth inland export terminal in western Canada, will incorporate the most modern grain handling and storage concepts. With storage capacity of over 42,000 mt and an extremely high speed design, the new terminal is one of the largest and most modern facilities in western Canada. Included in the design is an innovative 130 car loop track which allows full unit trains to be loaded in approximately 6 hours with no need to break apart and reassemble the train. The facility will also feature a larger receiving area, allowing for greater efficiencies in truck unloading and faster turnaround times for producers.

The area around the Long Plain Terminal has demonstrated outstanding crop production results which speaks to the quality of area producers and the land they farm. The new terminal will significantly shorten the distance that area farmers will be required to haul their grain. Long Plain Terminal extends Paterson Grain’s service area west to the Rockies and increases the Company’s presence in Alberta.

In addition to the Long Plain Terminal, Paterson Grain will also be operating a full service crop inputs centre at this location. The crop inputs centre will offer seed, chemical, fertilizer, and application services to area producers.

Paterson Grain is a division of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. Paterson GlobalFoods is one of Canada’s oldest and most distinguished family-owned agri-businesses. Founded over 104 years ago by a young grain trader named Norman Paterson, the company strives to exceed customer expectations through a commitment to quality, innovation and personalized service.

The media can obtain further details by phoning (204) 956-2090, ext. 221.