b'SEED PLANT PROFILEMajor Plant Upgrade Readies for the FutureThe Three Hills and District Seed Cleaning Plant has operated since the 50s, with a new upgrade on the horizon. HAVING BEEN IN operation since the 1990s, a major plantyears ago, Three Hills has some of the bigger terminals in the upgrade to the Three Hills and District Seed Cleaning Plant isarea, but the seed plant provides farmers with a great drop in overdue. The original plant, located in Three Hills, Alta. wasspot for coffee and information sharing. built back in the 50s, with a rebuild in 1990, making todaysThe plant offers seed cleaning, dockage removal, export plant 32 years old.work and seed treating and packaging. Three Hills Seed Plant The original plant was a little wooden clap built back in thehas always helped facilitate the beginning of the seed cleaning 50s. Very, very small. It was adequate at the time, but then asprocess by sending samples to testing labs to be examined for everything gets bigger and out of date, it made it tough to getthe the quality of the seed.the bigger trucks inI think the biggest success is that were one that were starting toof the top handling plants in our association in show up, says GregAlberta. Its always been something to be proud Andrews, managerof and work towards for sure, Andrews says.of Three Hills andAndrews and his team are no strangers to District Seed Cleaninghard work, as their plant runs from harvest Plant, in a phonetime on, 24 hours, five days a week. During interview with thethe busiest times of the season, the team will Alberta Seed Guide. work six days a week to ensure the quality With the loss of theand efficiency of the plant. Three Hills local elevator over 20Seed Plant cleans 1.5 million to two million bushels of seed The Three Hills and District Seed Cleaning Plant in Three Hill, Alta. is currently undergoing renovations to modernize the plant. PHOTO: THREE HILLS AND DISTRICT SEED CLEANING PLANT20seed.ab.ca'