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Richardson to double capacity at Lethbridge

Mar. 21, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Richardson Oilseed Limited says it is expanding its canola processing plant in Lethbridge, Alta., which will more than double processing capacity at the facility. Richardson currently processes approximately 1,200 tonnes of canola per day or 410,000 tonnes per year out of its Lethbridge plant.

Over the next eight months, Richardson will finalize the scope, design and costs of the Lethbridge expansion project to begin construction in early 2014 and target completion by the end of 2015. Last year, Richardson completed a $15 million expansion at its canola packaging plant in Lethbridge, increasing the size of the facility by 40 per cent.

Richardson is currently in the midst of another expansion project at its other canola processing plant in Yorkton, Sask. The company is increasing crushing capacity in Yorkton by 25 per cent, which will grow volumes from 2,400 tonnes of canola per day to 3,000 tonnes per day. The Yorkton project is on track to be complete by the end of 2013.