WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Cargill announced today that effective July 1, 2011, they are ceasing operations at their Strathroy, Ontario, crop input and grain elevator facility.
The decision to close the facility is aligned with Cargill’s commitment to investing in and managing safe, cost-effective and customer driven networks of farm service centers across Eastern Canada.
“To better support our valued customers’ business needs and to provide them more personalized solutions, we are moving our Strathroy business to our nearby existing location in Melbourne,” said Andrei Grigore, Cargill Farm Service Group Manager. “Our facility in Melbourne is newer and better equipped to handle a greater storage capacity. The Cargill sales team will continue to offer personal service our customers in the area,” added Grigore.
Cargill currently employs four full-time employees in Strathroy and they are all being provided with equal opportunities to work in Melbourne.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cargill Limited employs over 10,000 people across Canada and has business interests in meat, egg and oilseed processing, animal feed, salt, chocolate, natural gas, crop inputs, as well as grain handling, merchandising and milling. For more information, visit www.cargill.ca.