Cargill Closing Manitoba Grain Handling Facility


Cargill has announced it will be closing its grain handling facility at Swan River, Manitoba as of May 31st, 2015.

The site, which includes two elevators, “would require significant and costly upgrades in order to maintain the high level of safety and efficiency standards at Cargill,” said Jeff Wildeman, the regional manager for Cargill AgHorizons, in a statement released Thursday.

cargill_logo4According to the company’s website, the facility at Swan River has capacity of 11,360 metric tonnes.

The process of decommissioning the grain elevators has started, and demolition is expected to be complete by December 2015.

For producers affected by the decision, the closest Cargill elevators are at Dauphin and Yorkton.

The company’s crop input retail business in Swan River will remain open.

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