WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Paterson Globalfoods (PGF) plans to build a new oat mill in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

“Paterson’s new oat mill will allow PGF to continue to diversify its commodity business with value-added products for the benefit of consumers and farmers alike,” said Andrew Paterson, president and chief executive officer.

The new oat mill to be known as O Foods Ltd. When the facility is completed it will annually process up to 250,000 tonnes of raw oats. The oat mill will produce a full range of high health oat products for the world market. The mill will be situated on Manitoba’s private rail siding, consisting of 260 rail cars serviced by Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and BNSF. This rail service will offer to the North American market.

Construction will commence immediately.

“Paterson Global Foods is a Manitoba success story that has helped make our province a great place to live, work and do business,” said Brian Pallister, Manitoba Premier. “Manitoba is leading the nation in private sector capital investment and our government is committed to building off that momentum to create 40,000 private sector jobs over the next four years. I want to thank Paterson for their historic investment today, and for their continued confidence in the growth of our province.”

Established in 1908 as N.M. Paterson & Company Ltd., Paterson GlobalFoods (PGF) is a private, family owned, agri-food business with a long-standing history deeply rooted in Canadian agriculture. The company operates 36 terminals, elevators and ag centers across the Canadian Prairies.