History of SWT

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. SWT opened their doors to producers on January 8, 1997. SWT became the first producer owned terminal in south west Saskatchewan. As the years progressed, SWT believed there was an increasing need for crop protection and fertilizer services. So in 2000, SWT’s first crop inputs location was built at the Gull Lake site where the terminal is located. From there, SWT expanded its crop inputs services to Hazenmore in 2003, Cabri in 2009 and Shaunavon in 2011. SWT is 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 12,500 bushels per hour.
  • shipping leg rated at more than 30,000 bushels per hour.
  • 2 bulk scales (one for receiving and one for load-out).
  • 134 car spot located on the CP main line.
  • Loading time of 7 mins 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.