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.