November 27, 2018 | Western Canada
Parrish & Heimbecker expanding fertilizer & grain capabilities in Watrous, Sask.
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.
“As a proud, Canadian family-owned and operated business, P&H is committed to investing in facilities and capabilities that support Canadian producers as they strive to grow and market the best crop,” said John Heimbecker, President Grain Division and Executive Vice President, Parrish & Heimbecker. “We continue to see a drive to reach the top of the yield curve among growers in the Watrous area and we are dedicated to providing the products and services to help these growers realize the full potential of their acres.”
Customers can expect a full line of crop nutrient products to be available from the new facility, including micronutrient additions such as PROCOTE®. The new fertilizer facility is slated to begin operation by the end of 2018.
“The expansion at our Parrish Siding location is key in providing our customers with timely and personalized service, a complete crop input product offering and expanded grain marketing opportunities,” said Keith Thiessen, General Manager, Parrish & Heimbecker – Parrish Siding. “We look forward to bringing this improved offering to area producers and continuing to grow alongside existing and new customers.”
The additional 20,000 tonnes of grain storage and grain handling system upgrades will not only increase overall capacity as well as efficiency of handling and shipping, it will also enable the location to handle multiple commodities at a time. The grain facility upgrades are expected to be completed in July of 2019.
For more information on Parrish & Heimbecker, visit www.pandhcropinputs.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.
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