WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Richardson International Ltd. is expanding Richardson Pioneer retail crop inputs network in Western Canada with the addition of a new, full-service facility in Delisle, located southwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Construction at the site is expected to begin later this month and it is anticipated the location will be operational for the 2019 season.
“The Delisle marketplace is a highly productive area and is located where we currently do not have a strong presence,” said Tom Hamilton, vice-president of agribusiness operations at Richardson. “Producers will also have access to grain handling and merchandising support through our Richardson Pioneer facility at Carlton Crossing, north of Saskatoon.”
The new crop inputs site will feature a modern office space, 6,000-square-foot AWSA-certified warehouse and high-speed VIS blenders, which will allow for greater flexibility in fertilizer blending and an increased product storage capacity. In addition to providing the market with advanced blending services, the site will offer a full range of seed and crop protection products as well as in-depth crop planning and agronomic support.
“Richardson Pioneer anticipates establishing a positive presence in the community, providing customers in the Delisle market area with innovative products and technology in a state-of-the-art facility,” Hamilton said. “We continue to invest in our crop inputs business, expanding our network and pursuing opportunities which will ultimately provide our customers with best-in-class service.”
Richardson Pioneer is a division of Richardson International, a Canadian agribusiness. A global company in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and is a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. Richardson has more than 2,600 employees across Canada, the United States and the U.K.