Co-op's new fertilizer terminal in Grassy Lake is open for business!
Throughout the week of October 5 — 9, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has planned a series of grand opening events in small, physically distanced sessions to give local Co-ops, Team Members, dignitaries, and other invited guests to safely tour the facility--the third built since 2017 to better serve our members and customers.
FCL invested $42.8 million in the new state-of-the-art terminal, which stores, blends, and distributes a full suite of crop nutrition products including liquid micronutrients and nitrogen stabilizers, thanks to the heated warehouse. As the needs of our members and customers change, so do we to ensure efficient and convenient supply and service, thanks to FCL's vision and drive.
Plenty of room in the Grassy Lake Fertilizer Terminal for everything producers need!
- Construction of the facility was announced in February 2019 and was completed in June 2020, in time to begin receiving product for the summer fill.
- The new fertilizer terminal has a storage capacity of 34,400 metric tonnes. The three Co-op Fertilizer Terminals – facilities in Hanley, SK, and Brandon, MN, were opened in 2017 – have a combined storage capacity of 106,900 metric tonnes.
- A loop track can accommodate up to 110 railcars. This essential feature allows us to receive product from domestic and international suppliers, which is particularly important as domestic production of phosphate ended last year.
- It will take as few as 6 minutes to fill a Super B trailer.
- The terminal currently has five full-time employees.
- Nearly 700 jobs directly supported the construction of the terminal with 104 people on site during the height of construction in April 2020.
- There were no lost-time injuries throughout the construction phase.