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John S. Forrester
March 15, 2021
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Canadian agribusiness Richardson International Limited announced Monday that a redevelopment project will start this year at its Swan River, MB facility to construct a new high throughput grain elevator. The new asset will replace a wood crib workhouse currently located at the site, which is operated by its subsidiary, Richardson Pioneer.
The project involves the addition of a new grain elevator with 36,600 mt of storage capacity, high-speed receiving and loadout capabilities, 4,600-sq-ft of office space, and a new grain cleaning system, according to a company release. Once operational, the site will also be able to load 150 rail cars on a loop track.
“Richardson has had a significant presence in the Swan River Valley for over 40 years, building stong partnerships with our customers and remaining committed to adapting to their evolving business needs,” the firm’s chief operations officer, Darwin Sobkow, said in a statement. “While the current original wood structure has served an important role in supporting our customers within the Swan River Valley, it is nearing the end of its useful life span.”
Work is scheduled to commence this spring. Richardson Pioneer will continue to operate the site during the construction. The project is projected to reach completion in August 22.
“We will continue to maximize efficiencies and look for enhancement opportunities for the benefit of our customers across Western Canada and around the world,” said Sobkow.
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