The Future of CWB

/_uploads/images/background.png  May 12, 2015:
CWB's President and CEO Ian White and Chief Strategy Officer Dayna Spiring recently toured the St. Adolphe elevator construction site with media and were interviewed by

/_uploads/images/background.png  April 15, 2015:
News release: Global Investor ensures CWB can compete with the best in the world

For the first time in decades Western Canada is going to have a new major competitor in the grain industry with the announcement of the investment by G3 Global Grain Group (G3) in CWB.
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For 75 years, the Canadian Wheat Board has been associated around the world with the prairie farmer and the best wheat and barley in the world. Its presence in the international grain industry is as identifiable as the maple leaf, and its record has been built through the hard work that is engrained into the fabric of our country.

CWB is excited to begin transitioning toward a private operating model independent of government that includes a network of strategic grain-handling assets and farmer ownership.

Network of strategic grain-handling assets

CWB has begun to plan the development of a network of strategic grain-handling assets for CWB-marketed grain to help secure CWB a strong position in the grain marketing supply chain.


Great Sandhills Terminal
CWB has acquired Great Sandhills Terminal Ltd. (GST). The acquisition includes a 23,400 T capacity high-throughput grain handling facility near Leader, Saskatchewan and a majority stake in Great Sandhills Railway - a shortline railway operating 197 kilometers of track between Swift Current and Burstall, Saskatchewan. 
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Prairie West Terminal
CWB has acquired Prairie West Terminal Ltd (PWT). PWT facilities included in the acquisition include "The Concrete" (located between the communities of Dodsland and Plenty), Kindersley, Plenty, Luseland and Dodsland. Together, the facilities include over 78,000 mT of storage, a high capacity grain cleaning line, high throughput dryer, colour sorters and high throughput rail loading.
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Mission Terminal / Alexander elevator
Mission Terminal Inc.'s head office is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company sources and markets grain such as wheat, durum, barley, canola, rye, flax, peas and oats, and industrial products, for customers around the globe. It operates handling facilities both in Western Canada at the Alexander elevator and at Thunder Bay. Mission Terminal Thunder Bay, located at the mouth of the Mission River, has a licensed storage capacity of 136 500 MT and handles approximately 1.5MMT annually. 
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Les Élévateurs des Trois-Rivières (ETR)
Les Élévateurs des Trois-Rivières (ETR) is located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and is a receiving, storage and loading facility with a storage capacity of 110 000 tonnes of grain, 78 000 tonnes of alumina and 20 000 tonnes of coke. It can receive grain by ocean ship, laker, rail or truck and is one of the few facilities able to unload vessels of up to Panamax size.  
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Services Maritimes Laviolette (SML)
SML is also located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and offers stevedoring and related services.
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St. Adolphe high throughput elevator
CWB's  fourth state-of-the-art grain elevator will be located near St. Adolphe, Manitoba. Situated a half mile south of Glenlea off Highway 75, CWB's newest elevator will feature 34,000 tonnes (mT) of storage. It is scheduled to open in early 2016.
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Pasqua high throughput elevator
CWB's third state-of-the-art grain elevator will be located near Pasqua, Saskatchewan. Situated approximately 10 km east of Moose Jaw on Highway 39, and will feature 42,000 metric tonnes (mT) of storage. It is scheduled to open in January 2016.
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Colonsay high throughput elevator

CWB's second state-of-the-art grain elevator will be located near Colonsay, Saskatchewan. Situated on the Yellowhead Highway approximately 65 kilometers east of Saskatoon, the elevator at Colonsay will feature 42,000 metric tonnes (mT) of storage and is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 harvest.
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Bloom high throughput elevator
CWB's first state-of-the-art grain elevator will be located west of Portage La Prairie in Bloom, Manitoba. The elevator is expected to be ready to receive grain for the 2015 harvest. Once completed, the facility will feature industry-leading railcar loading times and 33,900 metric tonnes (mT) of storage.
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Laker Vessels
In February 2011, CWB purchased two ships to move grain from Thunder Bay to ocean ports. The ships, known as "lakers", are currently under construction and will be operational in 2015.
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Farmer ownership

CWB is proud to introduce an opportunity for farmers to gain an ownership stake in its future structure as a privatized and Canadian-focused grain company.

Ownership is simple, the potential benefits are real.

When you deliver your grain to CWB, you receive competitive prices and industry leading risk management. Beginning in 2013-14, you will also have the opportunity to have a stake in the new CWB. It’s simple and cost-free. The plan is that for every tonne delivered against a 2013-14 or 2014-15 CWB contract, you will be eligible to receive a $5.00 equity interest in CWB after privatization.