Richardson increases canola crushing capacity in Yorkton
By Richardson International Limited
May 20, 2014 – Richardson International Limited has increased canola crushing capacity at its processing plant in Yorkton, Saskatchewan by 25 per cent due to continued demand for Canadian canola and canola products.
Following a $30 million expansion project, Richardson's Yorkton plant began processing 3,000 tonnes of canola per day, an increase from 2,400 tonnes per day, on April 1. The facility now has the capacity to process more than one million tonnes of canola per year.
Richardson first opened its $170 million canola processing facility at Yorkton in June 2010. In addition to expanding crush capacity, the recent expansion project also included upgrades to the plant's truck receiving system. Richardson added a third truck receiving pit and now offers a fully automated delivery system to provide customers with quick and easy access for delivery of their canola.
Combined with its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, Richardson now has the capacity to process approximately 1.5 million tonnes of canola each year. The company also continues to explore opportunities to increase canola crushing capacity at its Lethbridge plant.