Richardson will acquire nine crop inputs locations in Alberta — Alix, Beiseker, Bow Island, Carseland, Craddock, Lacombe, Rolling Hills, Standard and Vauxhall — and one in Edenwold, Saskatchewan. All 10 locations are full-service crop input retailers, providing producers with chemical, fertilizer and seed services.
“We look forward to expanding our presence in these areas and working with local producers to provide them with leading seed, fertilizer and crop inputs technologies, supported by our CropWatchTM agronomy team and best-in-class service,” said Tom Hamilton, vice-president, Agribusiness Operations.
The company continues to grow its Richardson Pioneer network across Western Canada through acquisitions and new builds. In August, Richardson acquired two independent, full-service retail crop inputs centers in Vermilion, Alberta and Forestburg, Alberta. Richardson also opened a new crop inputs centers in Elrose, Sas last summer and will be opening another new location in Pasqua, Saskatchewan in November.
“At Richardson Pioneer, we are focused on building our retail crop inputs business and expanding our network across Western Canada,” Hamilton said. “We will continue to target strategic locations to expand our presence and ultimately offer our services, products and expertise to more producers across the Prairies.”
These are the most recent additions of crop inputs centers.
Richardson Pioneer acquired Webb’s Crop Services Ltd. in Vermilion, Alberta and Agro Guys Inc. near Forestburg, Alberta. Both businesses are independent, full-service retail crop inputs centers that provide local customers with seed, fertilizer and crop protection products. The acquisitions closed on Aug. 31 and employees joined the Richardson Pioneer team on Sept. 1.
Richardson Pioneer is a division of Richardson International Ltd., a Canadian agribusiness. Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. Richardson has over 2,500 employees across Canada, the United States and the United