Cargill invests $15 million to help Manitoba farmers sell and move their grain

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A $15 million dollar project to upgrade the Cargill grain facility in Oakner, MB, is under way with completion scheduled for harvest 2018.

Media contact: Kelly Funke, 204-947-6266, kelly_funke@cargill.com

(Winnipeg, MB) January 15, 2018 - The new Cargill facility will have an additional 9,000 metric tonnes of upright grain storage space, faster grain receiving and shipping capabilities and an upgraded 100-plus railcar track system on the CN rail line.

More grain storage space and rail capacity provides more opportunities for famers in the area to sell and move their grain. In particular, this expansion provides more options for soybean growers in Oakner.

“We’re excited to expand our capabilities and improve service to growers in the Oakner area,” said Jody Magotiaux, Manitoba regional commercial leader for Cargill’s agriculture business. “In addition, the facility is on the CN mainline rail, connecting our growers to export markets.”

The facility, located south of Highway #21 and 24, has 10 full-time employees who handle wheat, oats, soybeans, and canola. The location also includes a recently expanded crop inputs retail store to provide solutions to growers’ seed, fertilizer and crop protection needs. Construction will be complete by late 2018 and will interrupt grain deliveries in Oakner for a short period of time. Cargill will work with its customers in Oakner to find other options for delivering their grain. 

“These improvements are in line with our growth strategy and ensure we will continue to provide a competitive offering to Cargill customers,” said Dave Baudler, grain managing director for Cargill in North America. “The upgrades in Oakner will have a positive impact on both long and local supply chains. It will continue to enhance the service we provide to key strategic customers and reinforces our goal of being a trusted partner for Canadian farmers and a leader in grain and oilseeds.”

Oakner is one of 11 facilities Cargill operates across Manitoba. The region has nearly 400 employees.

   

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About Cargill Limited
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive. We have over 8,000 employees from British Columbia to Quebec committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.ca.

About Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America

Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain connects agricultural producers to food, feed and industrial customers through a seamless supply chain. We help our customers compete in the global market and efficiently deliver products from origins to destinations through our originating, storing, trading, marketing and processing of grain, oilseeds, crop inputs products and services, and a global cotton business. We have operations in Canada, United States and Mexico, and more than 4,600 employees serving customers in grain elevators, export/import facilities, oilseed crush plants, biodiesel facilities, and farm service centers. Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain is a unit of Minneapolis-based Cargill, Incorporated.