Parrish & Heimbecker, a Canadian grain company with several divisions including flour milling, feed milling, grain marketing, transportation and logistics, is expanding its business in its Parrish Siding facility, the grain handling part of the business and storage upgrades to boost its production capacity and efficiency. The company is also investing in a new 6,000-ton fertilizer warehouse. The new facility will provide local fertilizer producers with access to international markets and complete the crop input offering at the Parrish Siding location, bringing full crop input solutions together in one location, including seed, crop nutrients and crop protection.
“As a proud, Canadian family-owned and operated business, P&H is committed to investing in facilities and capabilities that support Canadian producers as they strive to grow and market the best crop,” said John Heimbecker, President of the Grain Division and Executive Vice-President, Parrish & Heimbecker. “We continue to see a drive to reach the top of the yield curve among growers in the Watrous area and we are dedicated to providing the products and services to help these growers realize the full potential of their acres.”
The grain facility expansion plans count with doubling the grain storage capacity, tripling the speed of grain loading as well as boosting grain cleaning efficiency through the set-up of high speed grain cleaners. The company is also in talks with CN Railway to increase the rail siding to a 150-car spot. The extra 20,000 tons of grain storage and grain handling system revamp will not only boost overall capacity but also increase efficiency of handling and shipping. The grain facility upgrades are to be finalized in July 2019.