Can-Oat Milling completes expansion of Manitoba plant

by Ron Sterk
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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MAN. — Can-Oat Milling Inc. said it has completed the expansion of its oats processing plant at Portage la Prairie.

The expansion includes the addition of primary processing capacity, flaking capacity, on-site storage and in-house workspace. Some 50,000 tonnes of oats milling capacity were added, bringing total capacity to more than 380,000 tonnes annually, the company said.

"We are extremely pleased to complete this expansion," said Karl Gerrand, president of Can-Oat Milling. "With the additional processing capacity, we are in a great position to respond to increasing customer and industry demands."

Can-Oat milling is the largest industrial oats processor in the world with oats milling facilities in Martensville, Sask., Barrhead, Alta., and Portage la Prairie. The company is a leading supplier of primary and finished food ingredients, including a full range of oat-based products like old fashioned oat flakes, quick cooking oats, baby oat flakes, oat bran, oat flour, whole oat groats and steelcut oat groats.

Can-Oat Milling Inc., the general partner of Can-Oat Milling Limited Partnership, is wholly owned by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Inc., of Regina, Sask.

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