July 14, 2011


Richardson to expand port terminal facility in Hamilton



Agricultural company Richardson International Ltd will spend CAD5.5 million (US$5.7 million) to expand its port terminal facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in order to increase handling and shipping capacity to meet growing demand.


Enhancements will include the addition of a third receiving pit and elevation leg with two new truck beam scales.


Richardson said the expansion will increase truck receiving and handling capacity by one-third to meet the demand for grain deliveries, while a second vessel-shipping tower will improve shipping capacity.


The Winnipeg-based company has more than 1,600 employees across the country and is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds.


Richardson will also be adding about 185 square metres of office space at the Hamilton terminal, and has plans for further improvements in the future.


"Hamilton has emerged as a major grain hub in Ontario and demand continues to grow," company spokesman Darwin Sobkow said in a release Wednesday (Jul 13). "This expansion is the latest in a number of investments we have made at Hamilton to keep pace with growing demand."

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