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.
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.