Written by: Tom Steve, General Manager | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions
If you’ve been around the grain industry for any amount of time, as I have, you’ve probably heard of the ABCD companies. The acronym represents the multinational firms Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus.
The ABCD companies are thought to control about 70 per cent of the global grain trade, so when Louis Dreyfus recently sold its grain handling network in Canada to Parrish and Heimbecker, it made me think how much times have changed.
Deal significantly expands P&H’s grain and crop input footprint across Western Canada
WINNIPEG, MB. (Sept. 4, 2019) – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H), announced today the strategic acquisition of 10 Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) locations to significantly expand P&H’s grain and crop input offerings across new geographies as the company strengthens its leadership position in the grain supply and crop input markets.
P&H will acquire 10 LDC locations across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, providing farmer customers with increased access to more competitive offerings in grain trading, handling and merchandising, as well as full-range crop input products backed by leading agronomic solutions. The company continues its capital investment in growing a more competitive grain supply chain across Canada, including expanding grain terminals, flour milling facilities, feed mills and elevators. (more…)
New Dugald site to provide full suite of crop input solutions and global grain marketing opportunities
Dugald, Man. (June 7, 2019) – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) announced today that it will build a new crop input and grain facility in the Dugald, Manitoba area.
Plans for the new site include 25,000 tonnes of grain storage, a loop track for continuous grain loading and movement as well as crop input facilities including a fertilizer plant, chemical warehouse and seed treatment facility to serve customers in surrounding areas, including Transcona.
P&H Hamilton facility to house second flour mill and expanded grain terminal
HAMILTON, Ont. (April 16, 2019) – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) is pleased to announce it is bringing increased capacity, capabilities and facilities to producers through expanding its Hamilton flour mill and grain terminal as well as through investing in crop input infrastructure at its Kerwood, Ont. location.
The Hamilton grain terminal expansion will continue to increase the company’s ability to connect Ontario producers with global grain marketing opportunities. Work is already underway to have the P&H Hamilton site also become the home of a second flour mill, which will make P&H the single largest user of Ontario wheat.
VANCOUVER, B.C. December 12, 2018 (CNW) – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) is pleased to announce it has a formal agreement to partner with GrainsConnect Canada Operations, Inc. in constructing the Fraser Grain Terminal in Surrey, B.C. P&H received a project permit following regulatory approval in November 2018 for the new terminal, which will bring needed capacity and efficient infrastructure for grain exports to Canada’s western gateway.
GrainsConnect Canada Operations, Inc., subject to obtaining necessary approvals from the relevant competition authorities, will purchase shares in the Fraser Grain Terminal Limited. This investment reflects the national and global importance of the terminal for the supply chain, and both companies vested interest in facilitating Canadian farmers’ grain and specialty product exports.
Expansion to bring complete crop input solutions & grain marketing efficiencies to area producers
WATROUS, Sask. (November 27, 2018) – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is pleased to announce expansion plans for its Parrish Siding facility, including a new 6,000 tonne fertilizer warehouse as well as grain handling and storage upgrades, which will increase both capacity and efficiency.
The new fertilizer facility will provide area producers with access to worldwide fertilizer markets and complete the crop input offering at the Parrish Siding location, bringing full crop input solutions together in one location, including seed, crop nutrients and crop protection. The grain facility expansion plans include doubling the grain storage capacity, tripling the speed of grain loading as well as significantly increasing grain cleaning efficiency through the installation of high speed grain cleaners. Plans are also underway with CN Railway to increase the rail siding to a 150-car spot.
In the below video, the Saskatchewan Government highlights how the new Fraser Grain Terminal, a new export facility that will be built and operated by Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited in Surrey, B.C., will positively impact producers.
New tower will increase capacity, speed and capability to add micronutrients and liquid additives
KERWOOD, Ont. (November 22, 2018) – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is pleased to announce the installation of a new fertilizer tower at its Kerwood location.
The tower is part of expansion plans that have been expedited due to overwhelming customer support for the recently built fertilizer facility. The expansion will allow the location to both keep pace with the growing local demand and maintain a high level of service, while also providing increased access to fertilizer markets across North America and around the globe.
P&H and CANTERRA SEEDS give back to local community organizations
Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited, together with CANTERRA SEEDS, is pleased to support a number of community organizations through local donations. A number of organizations in areas surrounding P&H retail locations will receive donations, including the three recipients noted below.
Staff at the Yorkton, Saskatchewan P&H location are pleased to present a $5,000 donation to the Ebenezer Fire Department. In Sedgewick, Alberta, the Lougheed Field House has been selected as the recipient of a $2,500 donation and in Bassano, Alberta, a $2,500 donation has been made to the Bassano Curling Club. Congratulations to all community donation recipients.