Prosperity Saskatchewan

New 30-million dollar grain terminal announced for Wilkie SK

New 30-million dollar grain terminal announced for Wilkie, Sask.

Regina, SK, Canada / 620 CKRM

Jim Smalley

November 01, 2016 03:17 pm

GrainsConnect Canada says Wilkie is the second location for the company, with a facility near Maymont nearing completion. [See New Maymont grain terminal to create 200 jobs at peak of construction]

The company is a partnership of GrainCorp of Australia and Japanese-based Zen-noh.

Jim Wickett, chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, says it is good news for farmers.

He says additional competition from grain companies can lead to higher prices and expanded markets.

The facility is expected to have 35 thousand tons of grain storage and be completed in July, 2018.