The town of Boissevain, Manitoba has three wooden grain elevators in the town – originally built by Paterson, UGG and the Manitoba Pool – and a concrete elevator just outside town.
The wooden N.M. Paterson grain elevator in Boissevain was still in use by Paterson in 2014 for grain storage. It had a capacity of 3,000 tonnes.
It was demolished in June 2020.
Ex Manitoba Pool “A”
The former Manitoba Pool “A” grain elevator featured an impressive mural. This mural featured a Pool logo, a depiction of the interior workings of a grain elevator, and farmers and railroad tracks transporting grain to and from the elevator. It was one of the many murals in the town as part of their Outdoor Gallery.
The elevator was built around 1928 and served the Pool for about 70 years until its closure by the Pool. It had a capacity of 3,710 tonnes and was acquired by Paterson around 2003. The elevator was demolished in March 2020.
The grain elevator along Mill Road in Boissevain was built and operated by UGG. It was built in about 1968 and operated until about 1985. It is privately owned.
Viterra operates a concrete grain elevator just outside Boissevain. This large structure has a capacity of 42,150 tonnes. It was originally built by AgPro Grain around 2000 with a capacity of 39,500 tonnes. It was then owned by Manitoba Pool until its merger to become Viterra.
Parrish and Heimbecker
Parrish & Heimbecker had a grain elevator in Boissevain, across from the Manitoba Pool elevator. It is not known when this was demolished. In 2014 only the three steel bins remained on site.
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