Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two new additions to the prairie skyline are starting to take shape.
Work is progressing in Hanley, Sask., and Brandon, Man., on high-throughput fertilizer terminals commissioned by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).
Plans for the state-of-the-art facilities were announced early last year. Today (JANUARY 11, 2017), the $75 million project is on schedule and both terminals are expected to open in late spring 2017. Once operational, each terminal will be able to load a super B trailer of blended fertilizer in 10 minutes and dispense up to 400 metric tonnes of straight fertilizer in an hour.
“Co-op’s new fertilizer terminals are a major investment in Western Canada that will yield results for farmers,” said Dan Mulder, Director Fertilizer with FCL, which will warehouse, blend and distribute a full suite of crop nutrition products throughout the CRS.
Currently, 64 of the 120 Co-op Agro Centre locations across Western Canada sell fertilizer. Once the new terminals are online, many more Co-op Agro Centre locations are expected to add fertilizer to their farm offering.
“With the addition of fertilizer, Co-op Agro Centres will offer a comprehensive suite of products to grow, fuel, equip, build and feed farms,” said Mulder.