June 1, 2017

Fourth GrainsConnect Canada terminal planned to be built in Huxley, Alberta

GrainsConnect Canada is pleased to announce the location of its fourth independent, high throughput grain terminal.

Subject to necessary approvals, GrainsConnect Canada plans to build a terminal in Huxley, 120km northeast of Calgary, Alberta.

In line with previously announced sites, it will feature a state-of-the-art 35,000 tonne grain terminal with the ability to load 134 rail cars in under 14 hours. GrainsConnect Canada Huxley will be the first site in the region with a 134 car rail loop, increasing efficiency and reliability to growers in the area. GrainsConnect Canada President Warren Stow said: “As we continue to invest in new facilities and deliver a competitive edge to Canadian growers, we are seeing strong support for our network.

“We will have two sites in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta, offering choice and access to one of the most efficient supply chains to the West Coast. “This is the second site announcement this year and we are excited to invest in regional Canada. There has been strong grower interest in this area for more choice and we are excited to deliver a state of the site facility to the region.

“As we have seen at the previous sites, at least 50 jobs will be created during construction as well as 12 – 15 full time jobs once completed.

“I want to thank our rail partner CN and the Alberta Provincial Government for their enthusiastic support for the project,” Mr Stow said.

CN will serve the terminal, bringing grain across their network to key export gateways. “We are pleased that GrainsConnect Canada continues to collaborate with us on efforts that create a wealth of new opportunities for farmers. We believe that innovation and investment are integral to the future of Canada’s export grain supply chain,” CN’s Director Sales Canada, Jay Roberts said.

Subject to necessary approvals, construction is planned to commence mid-year with an expected completion date of 2019.

GrainsConnect Canada sites:

Maymont, Saskatchewan (Operational fall 2017)
Reford, Saskatchewan (Operational mid 2018)
Vegreville, Alberta (Operational 2018)
Huxley, Alberta (Operational 2019)

About GrainCorp and Zen-Noh Grain Corporation

GrainsConnect Canada is a strategic joint venture between GrainCorp and Zen-Noh Grain Corporation. GrainCorp is an international agribusiness with operations in Australia, the United States, New Zealand, China, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Zen-Noh Grain Corporation is, US subsidiary of Japanese Agricultural Cooperative(Zen-Noh), trades and exports US corn, beans, sorghum to Japan and other global markets.

For more information, please contact your local GrainsConnect or GrainCorp office.

For further information

Warren Stow
President, GrainsConnect Canada
+1 403 879 1132
warren.stow@grainsconnect.com

Luke O’Donnell
Corporate Affairs Manager, GrainCorp
+61 447 660 804
luke.odonnell@graincorp.com.au