More storage is planned for the P&H grain facility in Kincardine, but also upgrades for faster unloading.
By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com
Good news for the grain farmers in the Kincardine, Ontario area.
The Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) grain handling facility in Kincardine is primed to receive major upgrades that will increase unloading speeds and provide expanded storage capacity for farmers and customers in the region.
The upgraded facility will be dedicated to serving the robust demand for high-quality wheat from P&H’s flour mills in Ontario.
P&H is a family-owned, Canadian agri-business, with roots in the agriculture industry dating back to 1909. Its operations include grain merchandising, flour milling, as well as crop inputs, and feed mills, and has over 70 locations from coast to coast, with trade links around the globe.
“We are thrilled to be upgrading our facility with state-of-the-art equipment,” stated Bruce Humphries, General Manager with P&H Kincardine. “These upgrades will not only improve the efficiency of our facility, but they will also benefit our customers by allowing them to unload their grain quickly and easily, reducing wait times and improving their overall experience.”
The forthcoming upgrades will include:
- a new dryer and wet storage system;
- a kiosk for the self-weighing of trucks;
- a probing station;
- and larger receiving pits.
P&H said that once the renovations and upgrades are completed, the Kincardine facility will offer faster unload times for producers, which will eliminate lineups and enhance food safety and quality control capabilities.
There’s also a green element here as it will also mean less truck idling and lower GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions released.
The addition of self-loading of outbound trucks will also reduce wait times and improve overall efficiency while reducing engine idling.
Construction effort is already in full swing, with the project expected to be completed early in 2024.
“As we move forward with these and other upgrades and additions in our Eastern region, our goal is not only to provide the best services to our customers but also to support the local community and economy,” said Darryl Markle, Director of P&H’s Eastern Operations. “We are excited to be investing in this region and look forward to continuing to serve it for many years to come.”
For more information on P&H visit www.parrishandheimbecker.com.