Cargill announced plans to expand its Elva grain facility located in southwestern Manitoba, which primarily handles wheat, canola, barley and oats.
The expansion will include increasing Elva’s storage capacity from 14,500 metric tonnes to 24,500 as well as increasing rail car handling capacity from 56 cars to 112.
“We have heard from our customers and to continue to meet their needs we knew we needed to expand in the southwest part of the province,” said Sheldon Spearman, Cargill farm service group manager. “This decision comes from Cargill’s commitment to helping growers prosper by improving access to services for farmers in southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan,” he added.
Construction is set to begin by the end of August 2012, with completion anticipated for harvest 2013. Throughout the construction customers will be able to continue to deliver grain and access the Cargill facility in a safe and efficient manner.
For more information on the expansion, Cargill recommends that customers reach out to their local farm market representatives at the Elva location.