(“Viterra”) hosted a grand opening event today at its new high throughput grain facility at Wadena, SK. Viterra customers, employees and government officials came together to commemorate the company’s major investment in east central Saskatchewan.
“We have a long and proud history in this area of the province, and we’re pleased to be renewing our commitment to our customers by revitalizing our presence through this excellent addition to our asset network,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s President and CEO for North America, in his remarks to the audience. “Projects like this one are part of our overall focus on operational excellence, and in Saskatchewan alone we’ve invested millions of dollars at several locations in recent years to support our efforts.”
The facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 metric tonnes, and is capable of loading up to 156 railcars through a loop track.
“This is a fast, modern and efficient facility that will enable us to provide our customers with the high level of service that they expect and deserve,” said Jeworski. “Further, we’re proud to make a positive impact on our rural communities with these types of projects through employment opportunities and other economic benefits.”
Viterra is Canada’s grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of Glencore Agriculture, a global market leader in originating, handling, processing and marketing agricultural commodities.