Processing Plants and Distribution Facilities

New and expanding ag-value added seed processing plants are helping prime the local economy. Greg Simpson, President and CEO of Simpson Seeds Inc. said, “The future is bright for agriculture. The world population has exploded to over 7,064,504,958 and all of these people need food.”

SIMPSON SEEDS is a major pulse processing plant in Moose Jaw exporting globally and is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The company processes and exports specialty crops and selected seeds buying from farmers throughout Saskatchewan.

VITERRA GRAIN TERMINAL, formerly the Canadian government grain elevator, is one of Viterra’s largest facilities with licensed storage capacity of 157,000 metric tonnes and service capacity of 112 rail cars. This facility is ranked as one of the top four in Western Canada thanks to expansion and upgrades to help meet customer needs.

AGROCORP INTERNATIONAL AgroCorp International is a trading powerhouse in the Asia-Pacific region handling 1.5 million tonnes of grains shipped to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China and the Middle East. The company does about $250 million of its $2 billion trade in Canada. Agrocorp is a commodity trading company with a footprint across the globe and head office in Singapore. The company has expanded its $10M processing plant in Moose Jaw by 150% since opening in 2013. The plant processes pulse crops for export.

CWB STATE-OF-THE-ART HIGH THROUGH PUT GRAIN ELEVATOR PASQUA (located 10 kilometers east of Moose Jaw).This is a 42,000 metric tonnes of storage facility with 134 car loop track and cleaning facilities scheduled to open in 2016 creating approximately 30 jobs. The new facility is in a prime location in the middle of a high production land. The company has the ability to ship grain east, west and south and is expected to intensify grain handling competition in the market.

PROPOSED: FARMERS OF NORTH AMERICA’S GENESIS FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTION SUPER CENTRE BELLE PLAINE $22M NFA hopes to start construction summer 2016. The company met its first major milestone raising $15.3M from farmer investors. If successful they plan to open spring 2017; they expect to generate $18.3 million in net earnings by year 5 based on margins of $50 per tonne. This is a 50,000 tonne facility to provide area farmers with nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, potash micronutrients and various liquid blends. The facility will be able to load eight Super-B trucks per hour. “The urea bin alone is 20,000 tonnes”, says Terry Drabiuk, VP of Business Development with AgraCity Crop & Nutrition, the commercial arm of FNA, “and service a 300 kilometers radius (LP Jan 2016).

The company’s long term goal is to build a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facility ($2.2 B) on the same Belle Plaine site. This project would create 1900 construction jobs and 170 positions to operate the plant. This location has access to natural gas, power supply, water supply and infrastructure – roads and rail.

ILTA’S PROCESSING-PLANT FOR SPECIALTY CROPS (est. $20M) The company is building a new processing plant located at Belle Plaine site with plans to open in 2016. The project includes a $5M rail spur.

CITY OF MOOSE JAW’S GREENFIELD INDUSTRIAL (RAIL) PARK The City of Moose Jaw is attracting the attention of global companies interested in building ag and other types of processing and distribution facilities within its new industrial park located in the southeast quadrant of the city. The City is looking for buyers who want serviced, heavy industrial park land needing access to water, sewer, waste water treatment, power, gas, road and rail infrastructure. The City has over 300 acres for sale with the possibility of a future rail spur providing access to CP’s mainline.