The 2018 harvest season is close to being wrapped up and so the agriculture pace has slowed down. Not so much for the folks at Elva Cargill where there really hasn’t been a slow down all year. Of course that’s a good problem to have, and because of it, the Elva facility has shipped the most grain tonnes of all Cargill facilities in Canada. “We won the Cargill Award for Top Performing Grain Facility in North America,” said Chad Yeomans, Plant Manager.
Yeomans attributes this success to teamwork and to the customers. “Everyone at Elva has the same passion for service to our customers to be able to achieve the results we have. It is also helpful to have different offerings out here for grain solutions to allow customers to haul grain and stay in the market. Dedication of our team - the dedication of holiday loads, Christmas Eve, Mother’s day, all the extra hours. And of course we thank the customers, as obviously it couldn’t be done without them.”
The importance of a dedicated cohesive team that work together for a common goal — cannot be understated.
Leading up to this year Elva has enjoyed other stellar years as well. “Three years ago we hit the 300,000 mt mark, which was our new record. Last year we shipped the most grain in a year we have ever shipped — 376,000 mt. It took 12,897 trucks received at the elevator to accomplish that number, extended hours and customers being adaptable to haul which commodity was moving at what given time makes it possible to handle that amount of grain in a year,” concluded Yeomans.