Viterra is expanding its grain handling network into the U.S.
The Regina-based subsidiary of Glencore has acquired a 140,000 metric tonne grain handling facility from Gavilon Grain in Grand Forks, North Dakota — 125km south of the Canada-U.S. border down I-29.
“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 CEO for North America, in a news release.
The facility has infrastructure to load up to 110 railcars on a BNSF rail line, and is equipped with two truck receiving pits and a grain dryer. Viterra says it’s also going to make a number of immediate capital upgrades.
Viterra also operates two special crops facilities in North Dakota, in Ray and Minot, as well as a joint venture terminal on the Saskatchewan border at Northgate.