"Viterra has been working side by side with Manitoba farmers for over 100 years, connecting them to markets around the world," said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's president and chief executive on Oct. 20 during the opening. "While we're very proud of our history, we're also firmly focused on the future. Our significant investment in this new grain terminal demonstrates our confidence that southern Manitoba will continue to play an important role in Canadian and global agriculture for many more years to come."
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.
The company also recently announced it will build another grain terminal in Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada. The facility will have 34,000 tonnes of storage capacity and will be able to load up to 156 railcars through a loop track.
Viterra, an agricultural business of Glencore Plc, focuses on handling, processing, distributing and transporting grains and oilseeds around the world.