About Us

GEC is a 40 year old provincial crown corporation.  With annual gross sales at or exceeding $20 million dollars and a staff complement of twenty, the operation has a major economic impacts within the province and throughout the entire Atlantic region. There are three elevator facilities located across the province, one wooden and two concrete; Kensington, Roseneath and Elmsdale. Combined total storage capacity is just more than 32,000 metric tonnes. Since 2001 annual throughput has increased from just less than 20,000 to 85,000 mt in 2013 although that year was the exception. For 2015 and 2016 the volumes marketed are likely to exceed 70,000 mt. Daily operations are financed entirely through operating revenues with support as necessary from accumulated retained earnings and transactions involving farmers and various GEC business partners throughout the cereal and oilseed value chain.

GEC products are now marketed into both domestic and international markets. In 2012, and again in 2015, much needed capital upgrades to facilities were completed. Major crops handled and sold include feed barley, feed wheat, milling wheat, oats and soybeans. New crop opportunities under investigation include malting barley and potentially distillers' rye. Grower pressure on GEC to diversify continues. There is a desire on the part of PEI growers for GEC to develop corn and non GMO soybean programs.

There are ancillary services available such as roasting and extruding; in addition to a number of grain related value-added services such as drying, storing and cleaning grain along with two grain trucks on the road, servicing the needs of local customers. For 2015, GEC has just acquired a new 2015 Kenworth ten wheeler grain truck in an effort to continue to meet customers' trucking needs.

By virtue of the Grain Elevators Act - R.S.P.E.I. 1988, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries has overall policy responsibility for the entity. A general manager, three site supervisors and senior administrative staff report through a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by Executive Council to oversee all aspects of the business. A provincial agronomist is headquartered in Kensington and is available for grain and oilseed extension work along with industry consultations and project management services. Through this position, representation is maintained with the Canadian Seed trade and regional research partners.