Transload company to build rail-served inland port on US, Canada border

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LETELLIER, Manitoba — Mid-Canada Transload Services is in the early stages of building a new inland port and rail siding in southern Manitoba on the United States and Canadian border. The 250-acre site is located about one mile south of the town of Letellier and about seven miles north of the United States border along Manitoba Highway 75. When completed, the facility will be served by Canadian National and BNSF Railway according to a Mid-Canada Transload news release.

Manitoba entrepreneur Real Tetrault is spearheading the project. Tetrault is the chief executive officer and president of Emerson Milling, Inc., a CN-served oat milling plant in nearby Emerson, Man. The facility ships about 10 freight cars per week into the United States and Mexico.

Tetrault wants to build the industrial park to transload his company's oat milling products and tap into local agricultural businesses looking to ship their products by rail.

According to an article published in Steinbach Online, Mid-Canada Transload does not compete with large, 100-car grain elevators, but instead wants to offer small agricultural businesses and other shippers an opportunity to haul their products by rail.

“We are offering a service to and from our rail site and we will transload the customers’ product in a safe and efficient environment,” says Tetrault in a news release.

Mid-Canada Transload representatives are hoping the transload site will be finished and in operation by autumn.

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