In the Beginning

Skyway Grain Systems Inc. is a proud second-generation family business, established in 1986 by Ellwood Sawby. With a profound passion for farming, Ellwood dedicated 30 years of his life to the agriculture industry. He understood the critical impact a well-designed grain handling system could have on a farming operation, making it a cornerstone of efficiency and productivity. From the very beginning, Ellwood led the company with unwavering determination and a hands-on approach, setting a high standard of work ethic and a relentless pursuit of excellence. These values were deeply ingrained in the company culture, guiding those who followed in his footsteps. Much like the grain systems he developed, Ellwood meticulously built Skyway Grain Systems Inc. from the ground up, ensuring it was solid, reliable, and capable of standing the test of time. His legacy of innovation and commitment continues to influence the company, driving it forward in its mission to support and enhance the farming operations of its clients.


Today, Skyway is led by the second-generation leader, Jim Sawby. Jim’s journey with the company began in 1991 when he joined forces with his father, Ellwood. After years of dedicated collaboration, Jim succeeded Ellwood in 2005. Over the course of more than three decades, Jim has amassed extensive experience and knowledge in the agricultural industry. His commitment to providing long-lasting solutions has made a significant impact on Western Canadian farmers, ensuring they have the reliable support and innovative services needed to thrive in an ever-evolving agricultural landscape. Under Jim’s leadership, Skyway continues to uphold its tradition of excellence and dedication to the farming community.

Since 1986, our solid reputation has been our most compelling sales tool.

Since its inception in 1986, Skyway Grain Systems Inc. has assembled a remarkable team of dedicated professionals, including sales personnel, engineers, millwrights, electricians, and concrete specialists. This diverse group is committed to meeting the varied needs of small family farms, large grain elevators, commercial feed mills, and virtually anyone requiring grain handling and storage solutions. At Skyway Grain Systems Inc., we recognize the importance of dedication, responsiveness, and respect in fostering long-term relationships with our customers. Our unwavering commitment ensures that all projects are completed professionally and punctually. This customer-centric approach has not only benefited our clients but also reinforced our brand’s reputation. By consistently delivering high-quality solutions and maintaining strong relationships, we have earned the trust and loyalty of our customers, enabling us to thrive and grow in the competitive agricultural industry. Since 1986, our solid reputation has been our most compelling sales tool.

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