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Commissions Grain industry ownership didn’t follow the ABCs

November 12, 2019 | Uncategorized

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.

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Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited, continues investment in grain supply chain with acquisition of 10 Louis Dreyfus Company locations

September 4, 2019 | Uncategorized

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…)

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Parrish & Heimbecker announces new grain and crop inputs facility in Dugald, Manitoba

June 7, 2019 | Uncategorized

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.

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Parrish & Heimbecker expanding milling, grain and crop inputs facilities in Ontario

April 16, 2019 | Uncategorized

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.

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P&H secures Fraser Grain Terminal partner to expand Canadian grain export capacity

December 12, 2018 | Uncategorized

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.

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