P+H plans new elevator east of Winnipeg

Parrish and Heimbecker’s current elevator at Dutton Siding, west of Gilbert Plains, Man. (ParrishAndHeimbecker.com)

Grain company Parrish and Heimbecker is set to put up one of the easternmost primary grain elevators in Western Canada, not far from one of its existing sites.

The privately held Winnipeg company announced Friday it will start construction this month on a 25,000-tonne capacity grain elevator on Canadian National Railway track at Dugald, Man., about 10 km east of the Winnipeg perimeter.

The grain elevator, which is expected to be complete in about 18 months, is also to include a loop track for “continuous grain loading and movement,” the company said in a release.

The elevator will handle and ship canola, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat, the company said.

P+H said its Dugald site will also include a crop input retail operation with a fertilizer plant and chemical warehouse.

The 6,000-tonne capacity dry fertilizer plant “will deliver custom fertilizer blends, including micronutrient additions, with industry-leading accuracy and consistency,” the company said.

The new Dugald site, P+H said, “will also be home to a team of agronomic experts who will leverage a full suite of seed, crop protection and crop nutrition products as well as an on-site seed treatment plant to provide area producers with crop input solutions that fit their farm.”

P+H said its input facility will also serve farmer customers of its Transcona elevator, a 17,000-tonne capacity site on Canadian Pacific Railway track in the RM of Springfield, about 20 km northwest of Dugald. — Glacier FarmMedia Network

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