Viterra Hosts Grand Opening of Tempest Pulse Facility

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN — (Marketwired) — 06/27/16 — 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.”

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