G3 Terminal Elevator
Constructed in 1928, the Searle Terminal Elevator, now known as G3, was constructed in 1928 on Mission River. Able to hold 3,000,000 bushels, it's construction contract was fulfilled by Fegles Construction Company at the cost of approximately $1,000,000. The elevator was advertised as being unique to previous elevators due to a difference in the design of the overall structure. The elevator featured fire-proof reinforced concrete, a car shed, a drier,
two stroage annexes, a wheat washer, office building, and a garage. The elevator's ambitious construction period allowed it to thrive without the need for additions, meaning the elevator's day-to-day operations went relatively unchanged until 1972 where Searle became Sasketchewan Pool #15 due to a change in ownership and again in 1991 where the elevator
ceased operation entirely. Eventually, the elevator was converted into a Fiber Fuel Products plant and later came under ownership of G3 where it currently serves as their Thunder Bay terminal.
Today, G3 currently operates at 200 Darrel Avenue and has a capacity of 137,740 tonnes. More information can be found at https://www.g3.ca/facility/g3-thunder-bay.
Date of Opening:
Fegles Construction Company
Initial Railway Service:
3,000,000 bushels (1928), 137,740 tonnes (2019)