Richardson Pioneer Ltd. has bought two crop input facilities in northeastern Alberta.
The company is acquiring Webb’s Crop Services Ltd. in Vermilion and Agro Guys Inc. near Forestburg.
Both are independent, full-service retail crop inputs centres that provide local customers with seed, fertilizer and crop protection products. The acquisitions were expected to close on Aug. 31 and employees will join the Richardson Pioneer team on Sept. 1.
The Alberta locations are the latest additions to Richardson Pioneer’s growing network of retail crop inputs centres across the Prairies. Richardson acquired Crop First Agro in Grenfell, Sask., in January and it is also expanding its network through new builds. It recently opened a new crop inputs location in Elrose, Sask., and construction will be completed on a facility in Pasqua, Sask., later this fall.
Next spring, Richardson Pioneer will open another new crop inputs centre near Wakaw, Sask.
“We are focused on aggressively growing our retail crop inputs network across the Prairies,” said says Tom Hamilton, vice-president of agribusiness operations.
“Whether through acquisition, building new or enhancing our existing facilities, we will continue to pursue opportunities to expand our Richardson Pioneer network and offer our services to more customers in strategic locations.”