|By Marketwired .||
|June 25, 2014 03:00 PM EDT||
REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- Viterra Inc. ("Viterra"), Canada's grain industry leader, today hosted a grand reopening event at its grain facility in White Star, SK with employees, farm customers and government officials. The event was organized to celebrate the completion of a series of upgrades and expansions to the elevator originally announced in May, 2013.
In his remarks to the audience Don Drombolis, Viterra's Vice-President of Operations said, "Viterra has an excellent track record of serving farmers in the Prince Albert area, and we are pleased to be in a position to reinvest in this facility to make sure it meets their growing needs. By making these types of targeted investments we continue to build on our position as Canada's grain industry leader, and enhance our ability to provide the superior service our company is known for."
The facility's storage capacity has been increased by 17,100 metric tonnes (mt) to approximately 27,000 mt. Rail capacity has also been expanded, with the ability to load 13 cars per hour. Additional changes include dryer upgrades, increases to receiving capacity and improvements to the facility's grading room.
Viterra is dedicated to operational excellence in Western Canada's grain handling system. Over the last several years, the company has proactively made a series of infrastructure investments in its asset network to promote the efficient movement of agricultural commodities.
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 nearly 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 the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.