WINNIPEG, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, BrettYoung held the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art, high-capacity, seed treating and coating facility in Winnipeg today.
"This investment - the largest single investment in our company's 80-year history - is a transformative one for BrettYoung," says Calvin Sonntag, CEO of BrettYoung. "It not only enables us to better serve the needs of our existing customers but also supports the launch of new products and services."
With a capacity of more than 50 million pounds of seed each year, the new 28,000 square foot facility features the latest equipment and process technologies to apply seed treatments and biologicals as well as nutrient and polymer coatings to canola, forage and turf seed.
The facility is fully computer-controlled and automated for high throughput, yet precise control of the application process. In addition, the facility has been designed to exceed new AWSA (Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association) standards for commercial seed treatment facilities for the safe handling of crop protection products.
"Seed treatments and other performance enhancing additives are an increasingly important part of our customers' business," states Cory Baseraba, Chief Operating Officer. "The plant has been designed to gently and efficiently coat virtually any seed type, and we can offer prompt turnaround to our customers with our integrated robotic packing line."
BrettYoung is a privately owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 80-year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 170 people in four processing and distribution facilities in Western Canada and in various sales territories across North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung partners with growers to produce forage and turf seed for export to 40 countries around the world; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung canola and forage seed, Elite® brand corn and soybean seed and BioBoost® biological growth promoting technology for canola and soybeans; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and reclamation markets in Western Canada.
For further information: Jo Ann Robinson, ON Communication, (519) 963-1946; [email protected]; Cory Baseraba, Chief Operating Officer, BrettYoung, (204) 261-7932 or toll free (800) 665-5015, [email protected]