Grain Millers of Canada Corp. is investing $100 million to add a second oat mill at its production site in Yorktown, Saskatchewan that will double capacity from 80,000 tons to 160,000 tons.
Although the company has an aging mill in Eugene, Oregon, that was considered as the focus of investment, company leadership decided to center the investment in Saskatchewan due to a range of factors including the greater availability of oats in the region.
Adding a second mill at the site will also give the company greater versatility – enabling it to isolate organic and gluten-free production lines.
When it was first built in 2001, the Yorktown plant had a capacity of between 25,000 and 30,000 tons per year, which was raised to 80,000 tons per year through an expansion in 2013. This latest project, which is expected to be completed in late 2018, will double that output, with 75 to 80 percent being exported to the U.S., and the balance being sold on the domestic market.
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