Paterson Grain is pleased to announce that the new Long Plain terminal has begun grain shipments with the loading of its first unit train in May of 2012. Long Plain is Paterson’s ninth inland grain terminal and is located at Gleichen, Alberta. Long Plain loaded its first 112 car unit train on the new loop track – close to 9,000 mt’s of grain was loaded in approximately 6 hours highlighting the speed and efficiency of the new terminal.
The facility features advanced operating technology, a state-of-the-art loop track system, a larger receiving area than its predecessors, and grain storage capacity of 43,000 tonnes. The facility is already providing significant efficiencies for both Paterson Grain and area producers. The loop track is the second of its kind serving a grain terminal in western Canada (with the first servicing Paterson’s Winnipeg grain terminal). The loop track design allows rail cars to remain attached to the train while being loaded or unloaded, eliminating the need to break them apart and then reassemble them. This provides significant time savings when loading rail cars at Long Plain. The facility design improvements have not gone unnoticed with several area producers commenting on the speed at which they are able to unload their trucks at the facility.
The addition of the Long Plain terminal has expanded Paterson Grain’s service area to the west while shortening delivery distances for producers in the area. With the loading of the first unit train, Paterson Grain would like to thank area producers for their support.
Paterson Grain is a subsidiary of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. Paterson GlobalFoods strives to exceed customer expectations through a commitment to quality, innovation and personalized service. As a family owned, Canadian company our relationship with western farmers is growing because of our proven low cost, service oriented philosophy.
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