Viterra hosts grand opening of grain facility
World Grain Staff
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REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Viterra Inc. hosted on June 25 a grand reopening event at its grain facility in White Star, Saskatchewan, Canada, with employees, farm customers and government officials. The event was organized to celebrate the completion of a series of upgrades and expansions to the elevator originally announced in May 2013.
In his remarks to the audience Don Drombolis, Viterra's vice-president of operations said, "Viterra has an excellent track record of serving farmers in the Prince Albert area, and we are pleased to be in a position to reinvest in this facility to make sure it meets their growing needs. By making these types of targeted investments we continue to build on our position as Canada's grain industry leader, and enhance our ability to provide the superior service our company is known for."
The facility's storage capacity has been increased by 17,100 tonnes to approximately 27,000 tonnes. Rail capacity has also been expanded, with the ability to load 13 cars per hour. Additional changes include dryer upgrades, increases to receiving capacity and improvements to the facility's grading room.
Viterra is dedicated to operational excellence in Western Canada's grain handling system. Over the last several years, the company has proactively made a series of infrastructure investments in its asset network to promote the efficient movement of agricultural commodities.