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(WINNIPEG, MB) April 12, 2018 – Cargill is beginning construction of a rail expansion at its Lethbridge, AB, facility to move grain more efficiently out of the elevator and toward the West Coast, providing more opportunities for local farmers to sell and deliver their grain. The $20 million investment will more than double loading capacity and is expected to be complete midway through harvest 2018.
“This rail expansion will help our facility become more effective at moving our customers’ grain to market,” said Allan Facchinutti, Alberta regional commercial leader for Cargill’s agriculture business. “The industry standard for rail capacity is increasing, and this project will ensure that Cargill Lethbridge, is more than meeting the standard.”
Cargill’s elevator is in a unique position, being located within the city of Lethbridge. Getting this expansion off the ground required strong collaboration between Cargill, the City of Lethbridge and CP Rail.
“I’m delighted to see Lethbridge businesses like Cargill expanding their operations in our city. The efficient movement of grain is critically important for the agricultural sector in our region,” said Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman.
The investment is part of the growth strategy for Cargill’s agricultural business and strengthens its existing footprint of more than 40 facilities across western Canada, providing a competitive offering to customers and enabling it to be a trusted partner for Canadian farmers.
Cargill’s Lethbridge facility handles canola, durum and wheat and once the project is complete will employ 20 people.
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
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.