WADENA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Viterra Inc. hosted a grand opening at its new high throughput grain facility in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“We have a long and proud history in this area of the province, and we’re pleased to be renewing our commitment to our customers by revitalizing our presence through this excellent addition to our asset network,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and chief executive officer for North America. “Projects like this one are part of our overall focus on operational excellence, and in Saskatchewan alone we’ve invested millions of dollars at several locations in recent years to support our efforts.”

The facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes, and is capable of loading up to 156 railcars through a loop track.

“This is a fast, modern and efficient facility that will enable us to provide our customers with the high level of service that they expect and deserve,” Jeworski said. “Further, we’re proud to make a positive impact on our rural communities with these types of projects through employment opportunities and other economic benefits.”

According to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2018 Grain & Milling Annual, Viterra has 87 grain storage facilities and a total licensed grain storage capacity of 117.042 million tonnes.

Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Viterra’s commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move crops around the world. The company continues to focus on operational excellence throughout North America and efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. Viterra is part of Glencore Agriculture, a company in originating, handling, processing and marketing agricultural commodities.