HISTORY OF WESTERN GRAIN 10
Western Grain 10 (WG10), formerly Fort William Elevator 10 was built in 1913 just beyond the mouth of the historic Kaministiquia River. Down by the dock on the exterior of the elevator you can find the signatures of both, the elevator and foreign ship’s, employees dated from the early 1900’s to present. The signatures are a testament to WG10's heritage in the Port of Thunder Bay.
WG10 has transferred millions of metric tonnes of bulk product to port destinations around the world. Although the elevator has upgraded through the years to meet industry standards and adapt to new technologies, it remains an icon on the river with much of its original construction still intact and operational. It was one of the last elevators to eliminate the use of the rope-drive system.
From 'mile 0' of the St. Lawrence Seaway at Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Canada, Western Grain By-Products Storage Ltd. is accessible to world markets by rail and ship. Located on the historic Kaministiquia River, WG10 loads bulk dry product with destinations world wide.
The elevator’s capacity is 30,000 metric tones, receiving products via rail cars. WG10 has the capability of handling and cleaning specialty crops. In addition to our transfer service, we clean and store our customers’ product for rail transport across North America. The plant can receive any dry free-flowing material via rail car and can load-out via rail car or ocean vessel.
Built in 1913, the WG10 continues to contribute to the local economy, receiving product from across western Canada and shipping it out around the world. Specialists in identity preserved commodities, WG10 ensures careful and controlled handling of product with the customer’s interest our main objective.
We are a licensed facility, working together with the Canadian Grain Commission, ensuring the highest quality product leaving our terminal.