Cargill expands grain storage capacity

    CAMROSE, AB, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - Cargill announced today that it has initiated
construction to provide increased storage capacity at its Camrose grain
handling facility. The expansion will more than double the grain storage of
the Camrose East operation to 37,788 mt. The investment will also be supported
by additional car spotting and cleaning capacity. Cargill's new dual load-out
system will allow for the loading of 100 rail cars.
    Construction has started and the project is scheduled for completion in
the fall of 2008. In the meantime, Cargill will remain fully operational to
its producer customers. The location also houses a full-service crop inputs
centre offering a full range of agricultural products and services, including
pesticides for crop protection, fertilizer and seed, as well as Cargill's
grain marketing and crop management products.
    The Camrose East facility serves producers throughout Central Alberta.
Grain is trucked from the surrounding area to the facility, which is located
just south of Highway No. 13 on Hwy. 56. Jeff Wright, facility manager for
Cargill Camrose East, says that he is excited to see this project underway.
"This is an initiative done specifically with our customers in mind," he
    "Cargill's significant investment should send a strong message to the
farming community that we are committed to their success and here to stay for
the long term. This expansion will allow us to further enhance the level and
delivery of services we are able to provide through increased storage capacity
and immediate operational efficiencies that directly benefit our valued
growers," said Al Facchinutti, farm service group manager for Cargill's
Central Alberta service area.
    The storage facility is being designed and built by FWS Construction
Ltd., a Cargill strategic alliance partner known for its design and
construction work of inland grain terminals across western Canada and the
northern United States.

    About Cargill Limited

    Cargill operates grain handling and crop inputs facilities across the
Prairies and works in partnership with producers to develop grain-marketing
solutions. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cargill Limited employs over
10,000 people across the country and has business interests in meat, egg and
oilseed processing, animal feed, salt, chocolate, natural gas, crop inputs, as
well as grain handling and merchandising. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Al Facchinutti - Farm Service Group Manager @
(780) 447-9383; Jeff Wright - Camrose East Facility Manager @ (780) 672-4710

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