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  • Paterson Grain Ships Canadian Pacific’s First Alberta HEP Train from Bowden to Vancouver

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Paterson Global Foods
    22nd Floor – 333 Main Street
    Winnipeg MB, Canada R3C 4E2

    Paterson Grain Ships Canadian Pacific’s First Alberta HEP Train from Bowden to Vancouver

    August 2nd, 2019

    Bowden, Alberta – Paterson Grain is pleased to announce the shipment of Canadian Pacific’s (CP) first Alberta 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train from Bowden to Vancouver. The train, consisting of 147 new high-capacity hopper cars, was loaded at Paterson’s Foothills Terminal in Bowden, Alberta, and transported 14,821 metric tonnes of grain to Alliance Grain Terminal (AGT) in Vancouver. This train was the single largest grain train ever loaded in the province of Alberta by CP. Once released from Paterson’s Foothills Terminal, the train took less than four days to reach AGT, where the cars were unloaded and turned back to the country.

    “We have been partners with CP in the grain business for more than a century, and our relationship has always focused on creating efficiencies within the supply chain,” said Andrew Paterson, President & CEO of Paterson GlobalFoods. “This recent announcement is the culmination of our efforts over the past decade to maximize the volume of product that can move from origin to destination on a single train. Paterson has invested heavily in building highly efficient loop track facilities in the prairies, as well as at port, where a significant investment to Alliance Grain Terminal Ltd. was recently completed. CP has invested in higher-capacity railcars, locomotives and track infrastructure. Paterson and CP’s investment, once fully realized, will help to alleviate bottlenecks within the existing supply chain and enable incremental volume to be moved from origin to destination, benefitting our customers, the Canadian economy and the environment.”

    “CP’s 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product train is the grain train model of the future, and is driving needed capacity for the entire grain supply chain,” said Joan Hardy, CP Vice-President Grain and Fertilizers. “A HEP train features CP’s power-on model, which leaves the locomotives attached to the train for the duration of loading. The CP team congratulates Paterson Grain on loading its first CP HEP train with all new hopper cars, and looks forward to many more trains loaded at Paterson facilities.”

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    Media Contact: info@patersongrain.com – For more information about Paterson Grain please contact the head office located in Winnipeg, MB by calling 204-956-2090.

    About Paterson Grain: Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. (PGF) is a private, family owned, agri-food business with a long-standing history deeply rooted in Canadian agriculture.  Originally established in 1908 as N.M. Paterson & Company Limited, PGF attributes its success and esteemed reputation for service to its commitment to shipping high quality agricultural commodities to suppliers and consumers across Canada and the world.  Today, PGF is a conglomerate of international agri-food and related businesses.  PGF prides itself on the efficient use of its large scale operations and vertical integration of resources.  These practices continue to allow PGF to achieve a competitive advantage in international agriculture by utilizing unique efficiencies in commodity growing, gathering, trading, processing, transportation and milling.

     

     

  • Alliance Grain Terminal, Ltd. (AGT) Announces Completion of Remodeled West Coast Terminal

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    Paterson Global Foods
    22nd Floor – 333 Main Street
    Winnipeg MB, Canada R3C 4E2

    Alliance Grain Terminal, Ltd. (AGT) Announces Completion of Remodeled West Coast Terminal

    August 30th, 2018

    VANCOUVER, BC – Paterson Grain and affiliated partners, are pleased to announce the grand Re-opening of Alliance Grain Terminal Ltd. (AGT) in Vancouver, BC. AGT recently completed an extensive ship loader and dock conveyor upgrade to its existing site. Mainland site construction work began just over a year ago and was completed last month, well within time to facilitate the upcoming peak export season. The official unveiling of the updated ship terminal will be celebrated in early Fall 2018.

    Speed of loading, increased capacity, dust control and overall functionality were key priorities for the extensive remodel. The state of the art facility is now capable of loading up to 2000 metric tonnes per hour, can load during inclement weather and is able to load on two berths. The terminal also has an integrated dust suppression system, ensuring clean operations from receiving to shipping. Lastly, the terminal is fully capable of loading Panamax shipping vessels without the need to ‘spin’ the ship to complete loading. These upgrades will not only allow for improved efficiencies for both AGT and Paterson Grain’s customers, but will also assist in reducing vessel congestion in the harbor.

     

         

    Media Contact: info@patersongrain.com – For more information about the Alliance Grain terminal or to learn more about Paterson Grain please contact the head office located in Winnipeg, MB by calling 204-956-2090.

    About Paterson Grain: Paterson GlobalFoods (PGF) is a private, family owned, agri-food business with a long-standing history deeply rooted in Canadian agriculture. Originally established in 1908 as N.M. Paterson & Company Limited, PGF attributes its success and esteemed reputation for service to its commitment to shipping high quality agricultural commodities to suppliers and consumers across Canada and the world. Today, PGF is a conglomerate of international agri-food and related businesses. PGF prides itself on the efficient use of its large scale operations and vertical integration of resources. These practices continue to allow PGF to achieve a competitive advantage in international agriculture by utilizing unique efficiencies in commodity growing, gathering, trading, processing, transportation and milling.

  • Paterson Grain to Host Grand Opening of Foothills Terminal of Bowden

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    Paterson Global Foods
    22nd Floor – 333 Main Street
    Winnipeg MB, Canada R3C 4E2

    Paterson Grain to Host Grand Opening of Foothills Terminal of Bowden

    August 28th, 2018

    BOWDEN, AB – Paterson Grain is pleased to announce the grand opening of their Foothills Terminal in Bowden, AB on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018. The unveiling of the new grain terminal will be celebrated from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Paterson Grain invites customers, staff, and the public to celebrate the unveiling of the new grain terminal.

    The quality of the grain terminal makes Paterson Grain an industry leader in construction of high efficiency terminals. The terminal can store 2,225,000 bushels of grain, ship 75,000 bushels per hour, clean 8,800 bushels per hour, and receive 32 Super B trucks per hour. In addition, the facility also includes a 150 car loop track capable of loading a full unit train in 8 hours. With two fully independent receiving lanes the terminal is able to receive different commodities from each driveway without interrupting shipping operations. A fully automated truck loop design ensures very fast turn-around for delivering trucks. Lastly, the terminal has an integrated dust suppression system, ensuring clean operations from receiving to shipping.

    Attending the grand opening will be Andrew Paterson – CEO, Shane Paterson, Hugh Ross, Keith Bruch, Bruce Humphreys, Darren Highfield, Kevin Woods, and Dave Koskie.

    Media Contact: info@patersongrain.com – For more information about the Grand Opening or to learn more about Paterson Grain please contact the head office located in Winnipeg, MB by calling 204-956-2090.

    About Paterson Grain: Paterson GlobalFoods (PGF) is a private, family owned, agri-food business with a long-standing history deeply rooted in Canadian agriculture. Originally established in 1908 as N.M. Paterson & Sons Limited, PGF attributes its success and esteemed reputation for service to its commitment to shipping high quality agricultural commodities to suppliers and consumers across Canada and the world. Today, PGF is a conglomerate of international agri-food and related businesses. PGF prides itself on the efficient use of its large scale operations and vertical integration of resources. These practices continue to allow PGF to achieve a competitive advantage in international agriculture by utilizing unique efficiencies in commodity growing, gathering, trading, processing, transportation and milling.