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Significant Investments in Expanding Capacity

Posted: Jul 13, 2015

Winnipeg, MB – Brett-Young Seeds Limited is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved the largest single investment in company history. The investment plan will significantly expand seed storage, cleaning, blending and bagging capacity at its Winnipeg facility and improve blending and bagging throughput at the company’s Calmar, Alberta location.

“To best serve the growing and evolving needs of our customers we need to ensure we are resourced to do so” said Cory Baseraba, Chief Operating Officer at BrettYoung. “These investments coupled with the recent opening of our state-of-the-art seed coating and treating facility will position us to deliver the seed products and services our customers are requesting. Importantly the expansion also enhances our ability to serve our seed grower partners by allowing us to more efficiently receive the high quality seed they produce. The expansion demonstrates our continued commitment to our long standing seed grower partnerships.”

“The Board enthusiastically supported this plan which is a direct reflection of our ongoing commitment to provide innovative seed solutions and industry leading service” said Lloyd Dyck, Chairman of BrettYoung. “These investments position us to serve the go-forward needs of our farmer partners and customers.”

Design work, construction planning and permitting are underway and the new capacity is anticipated to come on-line in several phases over the next 12 months.

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About BrettYoung

BrettYoung is a privately owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 80+ year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 170 people in 5 processing and distribution facilities in Canada and in various sales territories across North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung partners with growers to produce forage and turf seed for export to 40 countries around the world; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung brand canola and forage seed, Elite® brand corn and soybean seed and Lallemand® biological growth promoting technology, BioBoost®, for canola and soybeans; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and  reclamation markets in Western Canada and Ontario.

For more information about this announcement contact:

Calvin Sonntag, CEO
BrettYoung  
Box 99, St. Norbert Postal Station
Winnipeg, MB R3V 1L5
Toll Free: 1-800-665-5015
www.brettyoung.ca

BrettYoung is trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited. Elite is a registered trademark of La Coop fédérée. Lallemand and BioBoost are registered trademarks of Lallemand Inc.