Community, media view site during open house
CHATHAM, Ontario, June 17, 2011 – People in and around the Wingham, Ont., area were given a first-hand look at a new production facility being built by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business.
The company, which had broken ground on the new facility last fall, offered site tours to community and media to explain the facility and show its progress to date.
|In September 2010, Pioneer announced plans to build a $15 million canola parent seed production facility near Wingham. This production facility is a key component of significant investments Pioneer Hi-Bred is making in Canada. The plant will cover 35,000 square feet and will ship seed across Canada, the United States as well as to Australia and Chile.
Joining in the celebration were (left to right) Ian Grant, President, Pioneer in Canada; Paul Gowing, Mayor of Morris Turnberry; and Tim Weller, Senior Production Manager, Pioneer in Canada.
According to Ian Grant, president of Pioneer Hi-Bred in Canada, the Wingham production facility will be fully operational in late 2012.
“This new facility is an example of the significant investments in resources Pioneer is making across Canada,” says Grant. “Not only will our agricultural clients benefit from this facility, but so will the community, with facility staff moving into the area and utilizing area resources, schools, etc.”
About 70 area residents took part in the day’s events, which included a continental breakfast and a tour of the site. In addition, formal remarks were made by Grant, Tim Weller, Production Manager with Pioneer Hi-Bred and Paul Gowing, Mayor, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry. Site tours were conducted by Pioneer canola production staff.
Established in 1946, Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited is Canada’s premier seed company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. Pioneer Hi-Bred International (www.pioneer.com
), headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.
) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.