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Rail News: Canadian Pacific
Pipeline Foods acquires CP-served grain elevators in Saskatchewan
Pipeline Foods LLC yesterday announced it acquired two Canadian Pacific-served grain elevators in Wapella and Gull Lake, Saskatchewan.
The U.S.-based supply chain solutions company focuses on non-genetically modified organism and organic food and feed. Both facilities are certified as organic through Pro-Cert, which is accredited in both the United States and Canada.
The elevators are located along the Trans-Canada Highway and CP's network, supporting both inbound and outbound shipments via truck and rail, Pipeline Foods officials said in a press release. The acquisition of the Wapella facility includes the installation of a mainline switch that will reconnect the elevator to CP after being out of service for more than 15 years, they said.
Pipeline Foods plans to use the elevators to store, screen and blend various grains, including barley, corn, rye, flax, lentils, oats, peas, soybeans and wheat.
"These investments help us move quickly toward our vision of building a more sustainable organic supply chain in agriculture," said Pipeline Foods Chief Executive Officer Eric Jackson. "The grain elevators place us right in the heart of Canadian organic grain production, provide a new channel for farmers to do business, and allow us to connect this grain supply with food companies and manufacturers across the U.S."
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