Viterra expands its grain origination capabilities in North Dakota, US
May. 5, 2017
Viterra announced this week that it has acquired grain handling assets in Grand Forks, North Dakota, from Gavilon Grain.
The transaction was completed May 1.
“We’re pleased to add this facility to our asset network and to continue building our presence in the U.S.,” said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and chief executive officer for North America.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with local customers to provide them with superior service, including access to global markets, the expertise of our staff, flexible contracting options and a wide variety of online tools that are available exclusively to Viterra customers across our asset network.”
The Grand Forks facility has a storage capacity of 140,000 tonnes.
It is served by BNSF Railway and has the ability to load up to 110 rail cars at a time.
The facility is also equipped with two truck receiving pits and a grain dryer.
Viterra will be making a number of immediate capital upgrades at the site, the company said in a news release.
Viterra also owns facilities in Ray, N.D., and Minot, N.D.
It also has an interest in a joint venture terminal at Northgate, N.D.
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