Cargill opens Camrose canola processing facility

Crush plant will process one million tonnes of the seed annually.

WINNIPEG — Cargill Inc.’s newest canola processing plant in Camrose, Alta. will process one million tonnes of the seed annually, and represents the first major investment in the province’s grains and oilseed sector in more than 30 years.

Cargill operates eight businesses in Alberta across 22 locations with over 3,000 employees. The new facility has created 60 permanent jobs in Camrose.

The company said the crush facility will help Alberta’s canola sector gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace as markets become available through the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Cargill’s Canadian operations, headquartered in Winnipeg, employ more than 8,000 people across the country.

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