WINKLER, MANITOBA, CANADA — The Scoular Co.’s Canadian affiliate relocated its Winnipeg bird food operations to its company-owned bird food manufacturing facility in Winkler, Manitoba, to expand production.

“This community has provided Scoular an opportunity to engage our strong business relationships and invest in our future growth,” said Robert Deraas, general manager at Scoular. 

The expansion has created six additional jobs at the Winkler facility as well as an expanded need for local municipal services. 

Scoular Canada purchases from Manitoba farmers both confection sunflowers for human edible snack foods and black oil sunflowers for use in bird feed. About 90% of all sunflowers grown in Canada are grown in Manitoba, according to the National Sunflower Association of Canada.

 “At Scoular, we think of ourselves as the ‘Sunflower People’ for the growers of Manitoba,” said Ben Friesen, product group manager for sunflowers at Scoular. “We are committed to providing these growers with a competitive market for their sunflowers.”

Founded in Nebraska, Scoular is a 127-year-old company with 102 offices and facilities worldwide and more than $4 billion in sales. The company provides global and diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients.

According to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2020 Grain & Milling Annual, Scoular is the 11th largest company in North America in terms of grain storage capacity at 131 million tonnes.