“We’ve worked closely with farmers in Wadena and the surrounding area for many years, and we’re excited to be renewing our commitment to them through a new, world class grain facility that will meet their needs in today’s competitive operating environment,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and chief executive officer for North America. “By revitalizing our presence there, we will provide customers with convenient access to the superior service, marketing opportunities and advice that makes us an industry leader.”
Construction on the new facility will begin this fall and is slated for completion in the fall of 2018.
The announcement comes after a series of facility openings by Viterra in Canada.
The Tempest pulse facility, which officially opened on June 27, supports a focus on pulse cleaning. This includes a new building capable of cleaning, storing and shipping pulse crops, as well as the cleaning and conveyor equipment to handle pulses and prepare them for export.
The Kindersley facility, a grain terminal, has 28,000 tonnes of grain storage and 108-railcar loading capacity. It is the sixth elevator the company has operated in Kindersley since building its first elevator there in 1934.
The Grimshaw facility, a grain terminal, has 30,000 tonnes of grain storage and 104-railcar loading capacity. It is the company's second new build in the region in recent years, having opened a terminal at Sexsmith in 2010.