Winnipeg, Manitoba – 25 April 2012 – Cargill Limited today announced that it is collaborating with the City of North Vancouver on a voluntary multi-phase project in efforts to reduce noise impact levels caused by grain terminals located on Vancouver’s North Shore.
“The challenge we are faced with is that our facility is located in close proximity to the North Shore residential community,” said Gerry Dickie, General Manager, Cargill Limited Grain Handling and Export. “We have received candid feedback from the community and want to ensure that we are taking appropriate measures to address this issue”.
Construction and mitigation efforts will begin in the next few months and North Shore residents can expect noise reduction as early as June 2012. The multi-phase project will consist of the installation of noise barriers and silencers and the re-direction of ventilation fans.
“The City is extremely pleased that Cargill Limited is taking positive steps to reduce the noise impact level outside its grain terminals,” said City of North Vancouver Mayor, Darrell Mussatto. “The neighbouring residents will notice improvement and we look forward to continuing to work with Cargill on its noise level reduction program. The port industry is a vital element of the City’s economy, and this positive commitment delivers a win-win scenario for residents and our port industry partners.”
“Cargill is committed to the communities in which we live and work. The noise issue that has been caused by terminals in our bay is being addressed with the level of attention it deserves,” said Dickie. “We look forward to enhancing the environment that we share with the City of North Vancouver”.
|Brigitte Burgoyne, 204-947-6187, Brigitte_Burgoyne@cargill.com
Gerry Dickie, 1-604-990-2553, Gerry_Dickie@cargill.com
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 139,000 people in 65 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. For more information, visit Cargill.com and its news center.
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cargill Limited employs over 8,000 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.