REGINA, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Viterra Inc. ("Viterra") hosted a grand opening event today at its new high throughput grain facility at Vegreville, AB. Viterra customers, employees and government officials came together to celebrate the company's major investment in east central Alberta.
"We're pleased to be expanding our presence in this area of the province through this state-of-the-art addition to our asset network," said Dean McQueen, Viterra's Vice-President, Merchandising and Transportation, in his remarks to the audience. "As an industry leader, we've invested millions of dollars in Alberta over the last few years to support our focus on operational excellence and provide our farm customers with exceptional service."
The facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 metric tonnes, and is capable of loading up to 126 railcars through a loop track.
"This is a fast, modern and efficient facility that will ensure we're well-positioned to connect our customers to global markets today and well into the future," said McQueen. "Further, we're pleased to positively impact our rural communities with milestone projects like this one 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.
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For further information: Peter Flengeris, Viterra Inc., (306) 569-4810, [email protected]