By Top Crop Manager
Mar. 24, 2014, Winnipeg, MB – CWB is building its first grain elevator west of Portage La Prairie, in Bloom, Man.
The elevator is expected to be ready to receive grain for the 2015 harvest. According to a news release, once completed, the state-of-the-art facility will feature industry-leading railcar loading times and 33,900 metric tonnes (mT) of storage.
The elevator will feature a 17,400 mT workhouse with cleaning facilities, and 16,500 mT of steel storage capacity. A 130-car loop track will facilitate fast and efficient car loading at up to 60,000 bushels/hour. The elevator will be serviced by the CN mainline.