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DuPont breaks ground on new ultra-early maturity corn research facility

July 30, 2014 - DuPont Pioneer has begun construction of a new multi-million dollar research facility in Lethbridge, Alta., focused on developing ultra-early maturity corn products for growers in Alberta and Western Canada.

Construction is already underway on the 22,500 sq. foot research facility outside of Lethbridge. Research plots were planted at the site this spring. The building is expected to open in November 2014 and will create additional jobs in the region. In the future, this facility could be expanded to serve other crops or other DuPont businesses as well.

"We are proud to build another Pioneer facility in Lethbridge," said Steve King, corn research director for DuPont Pioneer, in a news release. "Not only is the climate well-suited for product development, but we know first-hand the strength of the community. Our canola production plant has been located here for seven years."

Across Canada, Pioneer has significant investments in several other research facilities for corn, canola and soybeans. These locations provide leading genetics for growers across Canada and globally.