Viterra opens Manitoba grain facility

CANADA — Viterra Canada Inc. has opened its new high-throughput grain facility in Manitoba, Canada.

Construction of the facility located just northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, began in 2020, and Viterra’s customers, employees, and government officials came together to commemorate the completion of the company’s major investment project in the Region.

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“Viterra has been working side by side with Manitoba farmers for over 100 years, connecting them to markets around the world,” said Kyle Jeworski, chief executive officer of Viterra North America.

“During this time, we’ve evolved and adapted our business so that we can continue to provide the best service in the industry and ensure that we remain a leader.”

The facility has a storage capacity of 34,000 tonnes and can load up to 156 railcars through a loop track.

“This investment represents our ongoing commitment to driving excellence in the transportation supply chain and is another excellent example of Viterra’s commitment to creating and maintaining an industry-leading asset network,” Jeworski said.

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“We recognize that our success as a company is tied to the high level of service we provide to our customers, and their ability to provide us with the quality products we need to meet our end users’ expectations worldwide,” he added.

He went on to say that as a result, the company takes great care to evaluate its footprint and make the targeted investments necessary to support the industry today and well into the future.

The announcement follows Viterra’s newly opened grain elevator in Biggar, Saskatchewan, earlier this month.

Based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Viterra Canada Inc. operates 79 licensed grain storage facilities, including 71 country elevators, with 115.724 million bushels of licensed storage capacity, according to Sosland Publishing Co.’s 2022 Grain & Milling Annual, making it the 13th largest grain company in North America.

It has more than 17,500 employees operating in 37 countries, and its network of storage, processing, and transport assets connects producers and consumers to supply sustainable, traceable, and quality-controlled agricultural products.

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