Synagri is investing $5 million in a new, state-of-th-art fertilizer pant in Chesterville.
Synagri and North Dundas officials held a press conference last week in Chesterville regarding the project that will see the company hire 10 new employees.
Construction began in late September 2014 in Chesterville, and the new site will be fully operational by the spring 2015.
“An investment of more than $5 million was needed to address the needs of our current and future clients in Eastern Ontario,” said Sylvain Lavoie, general manager of Synagri in a media release.
The new facilities will handle all products sold by Synagri; fertilizers, seed and crop protection products. “Benefiting from the railway system nearby, we will reduce our cost of product manufacturing, storage and transfer to benefit our clients.”
New systems, and increased warehousing space are marquees of this major project. Involved in the agricultural crop inputs for nearly 50 years, Synagri’s team includes 160 full time employees and 400 workers in peak periods across the Synagri network, which includes 30 service outlets in Ontario and Quebec, including one in South Dundas, near Iroquois.