Andrukow Group Solutions Inc.
Andrukow Group Solutions Inc. facility locations in Canada. 
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA — Agrium Inc. on Sept. 6 received regulatory approval for its retail business, Crop Production Services (CPS), to acquire 16 locations in Western Canada from Andrukow Group Solutions Inc. The transaction is expected to be completed by mid-September.

Agrium late last month completed the acquisition of 18 ag retail locations from Cargill AgHorizons. The outlets are located across the northern U.S. Corn Belt region, in the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, and have annual sales of approximately $150 million.

“These acquisitions demonstrate our continued focus on growing our retail business in key strategic regions, and will allow us to better serve our customers and provide benefits to growers,” said Charles Magro, president and chief executive officer of Agrium. “The acquired locations will increase our retail presence close to our manufacturing facilities in Western Canada, where we can optimize freight and handling, and in the U.S. Corn Belt, where we are under-represented in a key growing region. We remain committed to the strategy of growing our retail business through multiple growth levers, including acquisitions, where we have a full pipeline of opportunities.”

Greg Andrukow, president and CEO of Andrukow Group Solutions, added, “As we’ve always endeavored to maintain throughout our history, the same level of excellence you’ve come to expect from our people, our products, and our level of service will continue — no matter which logo adorns our doors. In most cases, the very same ‘How To, Go To People’ remain to ensure your success and sustainability, now backed by an even broader network of product and support networks with CPS.”