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Parrish & Heimbecker expanding fertilizer & grain capabilities in Watrous, Sask.

November 27, 2018 | Western Canada

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.

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P&H and CANTERRA SEEDS give back to local community organizations

November 22, 2018 | Western Canada

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.

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New Grain Terminal to provide 4 million tonnes of western Canada export capacity by 2020

November 22, 2018 | Western Canada

VANCOUVER, BC   November 22, 2018 – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) is pleased to announce that it is moving forward to build and operate Fraser Grain Terminal, a new export facility in Surrey, B.C. The project received Vancouver Fraser Port Authority permit approval last week.

“P&H has grown substantially to support Canadian farmers and overseas customer demands. This project demonstrates our unwavering investment in the supply chain to build strong business relationships with customers around the world,” says Casey McCawley, Vice President of West Coast Operations for P&H.

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CAAR Communicator speaks with P&H Director of Recruiting

October 10, 2018 | Eastern Canada

Theresa Bolton, Corporate Director of Recruiting at Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited, recently spoke with the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) to share her thoughts on the importance of employee engagement.

Theresa Bolton notes that, “A positive customer experience equates to higher revenue and higher profitability for the business.” Bolton goes on to say, “Companies with engaged employees will outperform those with low employee engagement every time.” She points to a study from the Aberdeen Group which showed 233 per cent greater customer loyalty and 26 per cent greater annual increase in revenue when engaged employees made the effort to ensure customer satisfaction.

To read the full article, visit: https://caar.org/the-communicator/876-engaging-expertise

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P&H announces new crop input centre and grain terminal

September 4, 2018 | Western Canada

Parrish & Heimbecker announces new crop input centre and grain terminal in Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains

New facility to be built on 150-car loop track for fast and efficient grain and fertilizer handling

 

DUTTON, Man. (August 1, 2018) – Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is pleased to announce it will build a new crop input centre and grain terminal in the Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains, in northwest Manitoba.

The new facility, which will be named Grand Plains, will house 25,000-30,000 tonnes of grain storage with a receiving capacity of 550 tonnes per hour and a load-out capacity of 1,500 tonnes per hour. The site will also have a bulk fertilizer shed located on CN Railway to provide greater access to fertilizer markets across North America and around the globe. The fertilizer shed will have a 6,000 tonne capacity and blending capability of 250 tonnes per hour. A chemical storage shed, seed treating facilities and new grain drying system will also be located on site.

“P&H is committed to investing in state-of-the-art facilities that help farmers grow and market the best crop,” said John Heimbecker, President, Parrish & Heimbecker. “Our investment in the Grand Plains location is key to bringing complete crop input and grain solutions to growers in the Parkland Region. The facility will not only provide crop input products and services, it will also expand the grain marketing opportunities for farmers in this area.”

The Grand Plains location will service the Parkland Region including the communities of Grandview, Gilbert Plains, Roblin, Swan River, Dauphin and Ochre River. On-site seed treating facilities will service the direct-to-grower market and will also supply the current Parrish & Heimbecker site in Swan River.

For more information on Parrish & Heimbecker, visit www.parrishandheimbecker.com.

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About Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited
Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) is a Canadian, family owned agri-business, with roots in the agriculture industry dating back over 100 years. Founded in 1909, P&H is growth-oriented, diversified and vertically-integrated with operations spanning across grain trading, handling and merchandising, as well as crop inputs, flour milling and feed mills. With over 60 locations from coast to coast, and trade links around the globe, P&H leverages its well-established network of assets, strong business relationships with customers and suppliers and ongoing infrastructure development to support Canadian agricultural producers.

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