The G3 grain elevator just east of Moose Jaw has won the CP Elevator of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
The Pasqua facility won the recognition in competition with about 80 elevators in the Prairies where CP hauls the grain.
“CP is proud to recognize these facilities as Elevators of the Year for the 2020-2021 crop year,” said Joan Hardy, CP Vice-President Sales and Marketing Grain and Fertilizers.
“CP congratulates the teams at G3 Pasqua for their demonstrated commitment to the safe and efficient movement of grain across the network.”
CP’s first 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train, comprised of 147 new, highly efficient hoppers cars, was launched at the Pasqua plant in December 2018.
“We are very pleased that our G3 Pasqua location has been recognized as the CP Elevator of the Year for Canada for the 2020-21 crop year,” said Don MacDonald, G3 Vice President Operations.
“We are very proud of this accomplishment. G3’s loop tracks along with CP’s 8,500-foot trains are showing what the investment by both companies can achieve when functioning together. Through the dedicated efforts of both teams, we have improved the efficiency and safety of grain handling in Canada.’’
G3 was formed out of the remnants of the former Canadian Wheat Board with 17 high throughput elevators across the Prairies, up from three originally.
The company also opened a state of the art grain terminal in Vancouver last year.
CHS Northland Grain of Hazel, Minnesota was CP Elevator of the Year for the American side, also a repeat winner.
Runner-up to the G3 was the Cargill elevator at Elva, Manitoba.
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