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North Wellington Co-Op opens new state-of-the-art fertilizer facility
Member-owners of the North Wellington Co-Op (NWC) now have access to one of the most modern fertilizer facilities in the area. NWC officially opened their new state-of-the-art fertilizer facility on Nov. 1 with a very well attended ceremonial ribbon ctting and open house at their Harriston location.
The new facility features the high-tech Layco declining-weight blend system that NWC officials say provides great efficiencies in every area from storage capacity, loading speed and receiving times, along with superior blending abilities. The new facility can handle 12 products in one blend.
"With this upgrade to a declining balance system, we know that our co-op will be able to address the needs of area producers during high volume requirements," said NWC president Jon Eckhardt.
"Speed is a huge requirement for our members, but also the ability to satisfy the demand for intricate and a variety of bulk blends is a win-win for our members," said NWC general manager Kelly Boyle.
In addition to the new facility, there is a new 3,200 square foot chemical warehouse that includes dyked storage for three 10,000-gallon tanks for liquid fertilizer.
Boyle thanked the NWC board of directors and staff for their commitment and effort during their construction of the facility.
"I'd like to thank our board of directors. They let us spend a lot of their money this year," said Boyle. "We really want to thank the board for having the foresight to support this project. And I'd also like to thank our NWC staff who worked around construction for the last year. As you can imagine, it's busy enough here in April, May and June without all of these shenanigans in the middle of things."
Town of Minto Mayor George Bridge spoke on behalf of council, thanking NWC for investing in Minto.