We Are Expanding!

We Are Expanding!

We Are Expanding!

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Spring2015-pic2Bin Expansions
14,000 MT – Last Mountain SK, Nampa, AB, Weyburn, SK, Stirling, AB
Since 2008, we have added a total of 310,000 tonnes of additional grain storage capacity to our Richardson Pioneer network. We have committed to expanding four to five sites per year for the next six years to expand our storage capacity across the Prairies.

New High Throughput Elevator 12,000 MT – Dauphin, MB

IN DECEMBER, Richardson announced plans to build a new high throughput grain elevator to replace its current facility in Dauphin, Manitoba. The new Richardson Pioneer elevator will have a total of 25,000 metric tonnes of storage for grains and oilseeds. “The Dauphin area is an important market for us and we have a solid, loyal customer base there,” says Darwin Sobkow, Executive Vice-President, Agribusiness Operations and Processing. “This shows our long-term commitment to the area and ensures our ability to continue to serve our customers.” The new elevator will include 10,000 metric tonnes of storage space and will replace the 5,750 metric tonne wooden crib elevator currently on site. The build will incorporate 15,000 metric tonnes of existing steel bin storage, upgrading the receiving and shipping speed to match that of the new elevator. It also includes a high capacity grain dryer, cleaner and 104-car spot. Construction of the new elevator will begin in April 2015. The project will take approximately 16 months and is expected to be complete in August 2016. Richardson will build a temporary receiving and shipping system at the Dauphin site to provide customers with a continued delivery option over the 16-month construction period. Richardson acquired the Dauphin elevator in 2007 from Agricore United with the intention to upgrade and enhance the facility as part of a continued, long-term investment in its Richardson Pioneer network of facilities. “Richardson has an ongoing, aggressive commitment to furthering our investment in agriculture in Western Canada,” says Sobkow. “We will continue to enhance our business and look for new opportunities to grow to meet the needs of our customers at home and in world markets.”

Vancouver Storage Expansion 80,000 MT – Vancouver, BC
The storage expansion project totaling $130 million at our Vancouver port
terminal is on schedule to be completed by fall and operational by November 2015.
Project Milestones:
• Expansion started – May 2013
• Pellet tank demolition – Sept 13
• East matt pour – Feb 2014
• Piling complete – March 2014
• West matt pour/ East slipform – April 2014
• West slipform – July 2014
• Hopper bottom installations – Sept 2014
• East annex towers and galleries – Dec 2014
• West annex towers and galleries – March 2015
• Commissioning – October 2015

VIS Blenders, Brandon, MB, Crooked River, SK Hamlin, SK, Assiniboia, SK, Langenburg, SK
By the end of 2015, we will have added 52 new high speed VIS blenders to improve efficiencies at our
Richardson Pioneer locations. Since 2011, we have committed to build 10 blenders per year, and have
two to three years left before project completion across our network.

 

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