Can-Oat facility wins design award

by Emily Wilson
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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MANITOBA, CANADA — A new oat processing facility owned by Can-Oat Milling in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, recently received a design award from the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba in the resource development category.

Features of the Saskatoon facility cited for the award included the latest employee safety concepts, advances in kiln design, distributed automation and process control, unique air handling concepts and intensive procurement and logistics activities. The entire project, from design initiation in October 1996 to plant operation in December 1997, took only 14 months.

The project engineer, Roberts, Sloane & Associates of Winnipeg, received the award. Can-Oat Milling is based in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and has another oat milling facility there.