Grain company expands at Hamilton port

by Array

WINNIPEG: Grain company Richardson International Limited is investing $5.5 million to expand its port terminal facility in Hamilton to increase handling and shipping capacity to meet growing demand.

The Hamilton enhancements include the addition of a third receiving pit and elevation leg with two new truck beam scales. Richardson said this will increase truck receiving handling capacity by one-third to meet the demand for grain deliveries. The company will also add a second vessel-shipping tower to increase shipping capacity.

“Hamilton has emerged as a major grain hub in Ontario and demand continues to grow,” said Darwin Sobkow, Richardson’s vice-president, agribusiness operations. “We are committed to investing in our facility to improve efficiency and meet the needs of all of our customers.”

Richardson is also adding a 2,000sqft office addition to its Hamilton port terminal as part of the expansion project. The new grain receiving pit and leg and scales will be operational in time for the fall corn and bean harvest, while the new shipping tower will be finished in 2012.