By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on June 16, 2021.
Richardson Pioneer will build a new high throughput grain elevator near Gull Lake.
The facility, located in Carmichael, Sask, about 65 km west of Swift Current, would be capable of storing 46,000 tonnes of grain and receive trains 175 cars in length on a loop track.
Once completed in the fall of 2022, the company would begin construction on a 10,000 square-foot warehouse and crop input centre to open in 2023.
“Richardson has maintained a significant presence and loyal customer base in the southwestern (Saskatchewan) and will continue to seek opportunities for improving operational efficiencies,” said Tom Hamilton, Richardson’s vice-president of agribusiness operations.
The company currently operates elevators in Swift Current, Maple Creek, and Elrose in Southwest Saskatchewan and in Dunmore, Bow Island and Oyen in southeastern Alberta.
In February the company announced that it would build a new crop input warehouse this summer at its Dunmore terminal, and it also provides that service in Fox Valley, Sask.