Viterra Hosts Grand Opening of Tempest Pulse Facility - Viterra Hosts Grand Opening of Tempest Pulse Facility - Canada
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REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - June 27, 2016) - Viterra Inc. ("Viterra") today hosted an official grand opening event at its new pulse facility at Tempest, Alberta. Viterra customers, employees, local and provincial government officials gathered to commemorate the company's significant investment in southern Alberta.
"We have a long and proud history of investing in Alberta, including several high profile projects in the last few years in places such as Grimshaw, Grassy Lake and Lethbridge," said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America. "We have a dedicated team of people across the province, who work closely with our farmers to connect them to markets around the world."
The new facility supports an exclusive focus on pulse cleaning. This includes a new building capable of cleaning, storing and shipping pulse crops, as well as the cleaning and conveyor equipment to handle pulses and prepare them for export. The company loaded its first cars at the facility with a shipment of red lentils last November.
"Our customer focus is what led us to see an opportunity in Tempest. We have great confidence in the future of pulse production in southern Alberta, and in our farmers to grow the types of quality crops that will support growing demand from our end users," added Jeworski. "There's a bright future ahead for agriculture, and by working side by side with farmers in Alberta and across Western Canada, we continue to show the world why we're the best at what we do."
Viterra is Canada's grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back over 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit www.viterra.com. Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.