WINNIPEG — Construction is underway on Imperial Seed’s expanded agricultural operation at CentrePort Canada.
The company has broken ground on a 20-acre site within the inland port, which will include a seed processing plant, seed lab, office space and significant
The $8 million operation will allow Imperial Seed to double its current seed processing capacity. The Manitoba-based company is developing 10 of its 20 acres to start and anticipates their staff doubling as the operation grows over time.
“Our new location will allow us to expand and better service our customers,” said Kurt Shmon, president of Imperial Seed. “It is quite exciting to be part of CentrePort’s development and the opportunities for us to expand are huge. We are very excited about our new home.”
Imperial Seed will develop facilities of 30,000 and 15,000 square feet and expects to open its new agricultural hub in 2017.
“One of the benefits of our inland port is it provides the transportation and location assets that are needed by agricultural industries — industries that are at the very heart of Manitoba’s economy,” added Diane Gray, president and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc.