Parrish & Heimbecker is expanding its presence in central Alberta, as construction has started on a new grain terminal and crop input centre at Viking.
The 46,000 tonne elevator, 25,000 tonne dry fertilizer shed, and chemical storage facility are slated to be completed in early 2019.
“The new Viking crop input centre and grain terminal puts P&H on the map to serve farmers and communities in the north/central Alberta area. We expect to create 20 new jobs locally and expand new inputs and grain merchandising opportunities for area farmers and P&H,” says P& H president John Heimbecker.
The facility will include a 150-car loop track with service from CN Railway.
The new crop input centre and grain terminal will support four crop input locations that P&H acquired from Crop Production Services (CPS) in early 2017. P&H acquired retail sites at Sedgewick, Wainright, St. Paul and Marwayne after the Canadian Competition Bureau required CPS divest the sites to gain approval of its acquisition of Andrukow Group.