WINNIPEG, MB, Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Richardson International Limited is pleased to announce plans to develop a new crop inputs centre at Three Hills, Alberta to enhance its Richardson Pioneer network. This new crop inputs facility will have high-speed fertilizer blending capabilities and a 10,000-square-foot, AWSA-certified warehouse to provide customers with leading crop inputs products and best-in-class service. Construction will begin this fall and the new facility will be fully operational by next spring.
"The Three Hills/Trochu area has always been a great production area and we are excited to make a permanent investment there," said Russ Reich, Senior Director for Richardson Pioneer, Zone 2. "We look forward to enhancing our service, increasing efficiencies for our farm customers and being part of the local community."
The Three Hills/Trochu area was identified as a gap within the Richardson Pioneer crop inputs network across Western Canada. With the new crop inputs centre in Three Hills, local farmers will now have access to a state-of-the-art crop inputs facility that offers industry-leading products and services, while still having the ability to contract grain and deliver to Richardson Pioneer grain handling facilities in Olds and Carseland, Alberta.
Richardson also recently completed a new fertilizer distribution centre in Carseland. The 32,000-metric-tonne facility, which will be fully operational in October, has the ability to receive 85-car unit trains and will provide improved access to fertilizer products for Richardson Pioneer locations in southern Alberta, including the new crop inputs centre at Three Hills. The Carseland facility is Richardson's sixth fertilizer distribution warehouse in Western Canada.
"Over the last 15 years, Richardson has invested $225 million to grow our crop inputs business and we will continue to expand our investment in agriculture in Western Canada," says Tom Hamilton, Vice-President, Richardson Pioneer. "We are committed to enhancing our Richardson Pioneer network to meet the needs of our farm customers today and in the future."
Richardson Pioneer is a division of Richardson International, Canada's largest agribusiness. Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. One of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Richardson has over 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S.
CONTACT: Tracey Shelton Director, Corporate Communications (204) 934-5169 or 799-2838 (cell) Tracey.Shelton@Richardson.ca
Source:Richardson International Limited