Richardson International acquires seed and chemical company in northern Alberta

In an effort to close the gap within Richardson Pioneer crop inputs network, Richardson International has announced it’s acquired Agland Seed and Chemical Ltd. The retail crop input company is based in La Crete, Alta. which is about six hours north of Grand Prairie, Alta.

According to the news release, the new location will complement Richardson’s nearest ag business centre in High Level, Alta.

“We look forward to building relationships with producers in the area and providing them with leading seed, fertilizer and crop protection technologies, in addition to year-round support with our CropWatch agronomy team supported by our leading edge CropMatrix platform,” says Tom Hamilton, vice president, agribusiness operations.

The deal means the current employees of Agland Seed and Chemical Ltd. will become part of the Richardson Pioneer team.

“We share the same community and business values with Richardson Pioneer,” says George Unrau, co-owner of Agland Seed and Chemical. “We know that under the Richardson Pioneer umbrella, we will be able to not only continue to provide the excellent service our customers have grown to know, but we will be able to expand our offerings for customers, giving them the best possible products and services.”

The transaction closed on February 19, 2019.

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