Cargill has broken ground for construction of a $30 million fertilizer retail and distribution centre at Camrose, Alta., adjacent to the company’s canola crush plant.
The facility will have 35,000 tonnes of storage capacity, and is slated to open for customer pick-ups in August 2021.
“Being located right next to the crush plant, the distribution centre will be a convenient, easy stop for farmers and transporters who are delivering grain to the Camrose elevator or the crush plant. Rather than wasting a trip with an empty truck, you can return to your farm with a load of fertilizer,” the company says, in a notice sent to farmers on June 15.
Cargill says it will be the first retail site in Western Canada to have four-product liquid coating capabilities for micronutrients and nutrient stabilizer coatings.
The distribution centre is also expected to improve fertilizer distribution across Cargill’s retail network in Alberta, especially at its Vermilion, Vegreville, Leduc, and Beiseker locations.