About Us

Our History

We are a farmer-owned, independent grain and crop inputs company, with over 520 shareholders that include local farmers, business owners, and individuals. We provide a wide range of services, including grain marketing, crop nutrients, crop protection, and agronomy services that assist in maximizing producers’ operations. We focus on 4R Nutrient Stewardship to ensure sustainable and healthy crops, supporting safeguards for southwest Saskatchewan’s diverse soils.

Back in 1994, a group of area producers had a vision to create an inland grain terminal located on CP main line on the #1 hwy. The landscape of the prairies was drastically changing with wooden elevators closing and efficiencies being developed along the mainline. After 3 years of hard work, their dream came to life with South West Terminal. We opened our doors to producers on January 8, 1997. We became the first producer owned terminal in southwest Saskatchewan. As the years progressed, we believed there was an increasing need for crop protection and fertilizer services. So in 2000, Our first crop inputs location was built at the Gull Lake site where the terminal is located. From there, we expanded our crop inputs services to Hazenmore in 2003, Cabri in 2009, Shaunavon in 2011, Wymark in 2016, and Kyle in 2019. We are built on the foundation of the original directors visions and continue to service producers needs of south west Saskatchewan.

Founding Members:
  • • Ken Logan
  • • Ernie Sommer
  • • Rhett Allison
  • • Ron Taylor
  • • Gerald Girodat
  • • Gratton Murray
  • • Gerald Egland
  • • George Fletcher
  • • Murray Smith
  • • Allen Evesque
  • • Ron Caswell
  • • Laverne Nobbs
  • • Brain Wolfater
  • • Allan Haukeness
  • • Vernon Horn
  • • Conrad Johnson
  • • Arland Nelson
Capacity
  • • SWT has a total capacity of 52,000 metric tonnes or 2 million bushels. When total capacity is reached, SWT will be able to fill over 600 rail cars with grain in store.
Shipping & Receiving
  • • 2 receiving legs, each with a capacity of 16,000 bushels per hour.
  • • Shipping leg rated at more than 62,000 bushels per hour.
  • • 2 bulk scales (one for receiving and one for load-out).
  • • 3 x 85, 000 foot (approximately 420 cars) located on the CP main line.
  • • Loading time of 3.5 minutes per rail car.
  • • Grain cleaning capacity of 115 tonnes per hour.
  • • Shuttlewagon on site to move cars around.
Construction
  • • The plant consists of a total of 3.5 million tonnes of concrete.
  • • 1.1 million pounds of rebar.
  • • 340,000 lbs. Of structural steel.
  • • The steel bins have a total weight (empty) of 500,000 lbs.
  • • Total plant full of wheat would weigh approximately 120 million lbs.

Our Purpose

Vision

To be the most trusted, innovative and customer centric agri-business.

Mission

Linking safe and responsible food production between the farm and the consumer.

Strategic Statement

Leverage our people, facilities, information, and independence to provide exceptional value through service, supply, and execution.

Values

Wellness:
Wellness refers to the general state of wellbeing for the people of SWT, achieved through a comprehensive and dedicated practice of environmental stewardship, occupational mental/physical health, inclusivity, and workplace safety.  Taking responsibility for SWT’s environmental “footprint,” and the physical health and safety of every member of SWT is our duty and our commitment. At SWT, our E, H & S initiative is not merely a program, it is an expression of respect woven into the fabric of our culture: Respect for our planet, and respect for our people, and a deep desire to see both thrive and prosper.

Independence:
Our independence as an agri-business gives us the freedom to develop our culture, our business practices, and our corporate identity around our other core values. Independence also means we are the authors of our own future and legacy. Our customers benefit from our independence.

Relationships:
Everything we do as a business is steeped in relationship. The quality of our relationships – with our team, our customers, our suppliers, and our business associates, is what differentiates us within the industry and the general community.

Service:
We realize that our success is achieved in the service of others, whether it be serving and supporting each other as a high-functioning team, or by creating a “WOW” experience for our customers. Service is not just what we do, it’s who we are.

Trust:
Trust is the outcome of honesty and integrity, and the foundation of our relationships and our service. Trust is the main ingredient of customer loyalty and interpersonal harmony. We earn trust by being trustworthy. Trust is also the essential component that enables empowerment. Empowered people are internally motivated. They take personal responsibility for results and achievements. When people feel and act empowered their potential is released.

Accountability:
Accountability is the glue that bonds commitment to results and turns activity into achievement. We hold ourselves and each other accountable to produce the things we value and the expected results.

Our Promise

We are committed to conducting all business activities in a manner that protects the environment, health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers and the public. We will comply with applicable health and safety regulations and establish pertinent policies and procedures. The following statements have been created with the consultation of the Health and Safety Committee.

Environment

SWT will comply with all applicable legislation and policies; promote waste reduction, resource and property conservation and environmental protection, and train employees to be knowledgeable about all environmental matters relevant to their work.

Health and Safety

Management of SWT will enforce all applicable legislation, policies and procedures in the work place and will work with employees and the work place health and safety committee on health and safety issues. Management will also provide employees all training needs required by local, provincial and federal regulations.

Employees of SWT will follow applicable health and safety legislation, employer procedures and be involved in health and safety in the work place through the work place health and safety committee.

Contractors of SWT will follow applicable health and safety legislation and SWT policies and procedures.

Antelope Terminal | 1-888-672-4112 | Box 719, Gull Lake, SK, CA S0N 1A0

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