Federated Co-operatives Ltd (FCL) has commissioned state-of-the-art, high-throughput fertilizer terminals in Brandon, Manitoba, and Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada. Both facilities blend and distribute a complete suite of crop nutrition products for Co-op locations and agricultural producers throughout the Canadian Prairies.
The 68 000 ft2 terminal in Manitoba has the capacity to house 27 500 t of fertilizer, while the second terminal in Saskatchewan is 96 000 ft2 and has the capacity to store 45 000 t of fertilizer. The facilities were constructed on a combined budget of CAN$75 million.
Construction of the facilities was announced in 2016 and was completed on schedule. Both terminals began receiving and shipping product in April. The Hanley facility currently has five full-time employees, while the Brandon facility has four.
"Co-op and Western Canadian farmers have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, which will continue to grow into the future with this significant investment,” said Scott Banda, CEO of FCL.
More than 125 Co-op Agro Centres across Western Canada currently provide agricultural producers with important crop supplies, including crop protection products and seed. Of those, 77 locations currently offer fertilizer and more are expected to include it among the products and services they provide in the future.
Each terminal can load a super B trailer of blended fertilizer in 10 min. and dispense up to 400 t of straight fertilizer in an hour. Rail access allows both facilities to efficiently receive product from domestic and international suppliers, while each terminal is centrally located for distribution to Co-op Agro Centres across Western Canada.
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