The Inland Terminal Association of Canada (ITAC), founded in 1995, was organized to promote the common interests and goals of modern, efficient high throughput inland terminals. ITAC grain handling facilities are the realization of dreams for farmers, who through their own initiative, innovation and capital, sought to make grain handling on the prairies more competitive, reliable and cost effective. Significant farmer ownership is what defines ITAC membership.
Together the four member terminals of ITAC handle nearly two million tonnes of grains, pulses, and oilseeds annually, with cleaning and drying capacity. The majority of grain movement occurs in railcar units of 100 cars or more.
Of the four ITAC members, one is based in Alberta with the other three based in Saskatchewan. Overall grain storage capacity is 208,000 tonnes, with a total of seven grain delivery points. Collectively, the companies have nearly 1,900 shareholders and employ roughly 230 people.
In addition to grain handling facilities, two members have crop input businesses. This involves seven farm input depots with total sales of over $175 million annually.
Other affiliated enterprises include an ethanol/bio-products plant and an ownership stake in a West Coast grain export facility.