A Northwest grain marketing company has recently expanded on two fronts.
Parkland Pulse has purchased WA Grain and Pulse Solutions in Innisfail, Alta.
In a press release, general manager Gilles Fransoo states the purchase will assist the local company in its orgination and processing of peas and other pulse crops from Alberta.
"This move will also provide Parkland Pulse the opportunity to expand into the Alberta feed grains market with Saskatchewan originated commodities."
The expansion increases the operation's export capacity to 2,000 metric tonnes per week. Fransoo indicated the company is looking for an additional annual export of 80,000 tonnes.
"The growth from both processing and logistics is needed as our exports continue to strip avialablel line times from our current facilities," Fransoo stated.
The company is also looking to increase its international profile with a second initiative, the opening of Parkland Pulse Trade (Qingdao Ltd.), based in Qingdao, China. This initiative has a goal of providing overseas customers with Chinese origin beans.
Parkland Pulse is a private, family owned company with four processing facilities in North Battleford, Cut Knife and Swift Current.