19 December 2012

Cargill expanding its rail car handling capacity in Kindersley, Canada

- To better service their Western Canadian farm customers
- Expansion began in Dec 2012 & should be completed in spring 2013

Winnipeg - 19 December 2012 - Cargill today announced it is expanding its rail car handling capacity in Kindersley to better service their Western Canadian farm customers. 

“Cargill remains committed to helping farmers prosper”, said Len Penner, president of Cargill Limited. “By improving Kindersley’s rail infrastructure, we are addressing the challenges we’ve been seeing regarding restrictions on deliveries due to limited capacity”. 

The Kindersley expansion project began in December 2012 and should be completed in the spring of 2013. The rail loop will have a 100 rail car capacity once it is complete. Since acquiring the facility from Viterra in 2007, Cargill has doubled the volume of grain handled at the Kindersley facility. 

We have been wanting to provide more opportunities for growers in the western Saskatchewan area to move their grain,” said Blaine Duncan, regional manager for Cargill AgHorizon’s North Saskatchewan region. “Having increased rail car access will grant our customers a competitive advantage with additional access to the western markets”. 

Cargill anticipates that there should be minimal disruption to services and that the facility will continue to operate in a safe and efficient manner throughout the construction period. 

Cargill has been making a number of investments in Canadian agriculture the last several years, including a significant expansion to its canola crush plant in Clavet, Saskatchewan and a new farm service centre in McLennan, Alberta. 

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 142,000 people in 65 countries. 

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Cargill Limited employs more than 8,000 people in Canada, from British Columbia to New Brunswick. In addition to its diverse agricultural businesses, Cargill’s Canadian interests include enterprises in the food, manufacturing, financial and risk management industries.

Source: Cargill