RICHARDSON EXPANDS RETAIL CROP INPUTS NETWORK ACROSS THE PRAIRIES
September 19, 2016 (Winnipeg, MB) – Richardson International Limited is pleased to announce it is expanding its Richardson Pioneer retail crop input network across Western Canada. Richardson plans to begin construction on the first three new crop inputs centres in Saskatchewan this fall and will be announcing additional new builds across the Prairies.
“We are continuing to aggressively invest in our crop inputs business to grow our Richardson Pioneer network and expand our reach to offer our services to more customers across Western Canada,” says Tom Hamilton, Vice-President, Agribusiness Operations. “We are excited to invest in these three locations in Saskatchewan now and plan to announce additional new builds in the coming months.”
Richardson Pioneer’s newest crop inputs facilities will be located in Pasqua, near Moose Jaw; Elrose; and at Wakaw, Saskatchewan. While Pasqua and Elrose are brand new locations for Richardson Pioneer, the new crop inputs centre in Wakaw will replace Richardson Pioneer’s current facility at that location. These three areas in Saskatchewan were identified as opportunities within the Richardson Pioneer network as part of Richardson’s ongoing capital expansion plan.
Richardson Pioneer’s three new crop inputs sites will each have high-speed fertilizer blending capabilities, modern offices and a 6,000-square-foot, AWSA-certified warehouse to provide customers with leading crop inputs products and best-in-class service. Construction is expected to begin this fall with the intention to have all three new facilities fully operational by later 2017.
“We look forward to being part of the communities of Pasqua and Elrose and improving our business in Wakaw, providing local producers with access to state-of-the-art crop inputs facilities and full agronomic services through our Crop Watch agronomy team,” says Hamilton.
Richardson Pioneer is a division of Richardson International, Canada’s leading 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.