Bunge crush plant taking deliveries after fire

U.S. agrifood firm Bunge’s canola crushing plant at Nipawin in northeastern Saskatchewan is taking deliveries from farmers following an Aug. 2 fire.

Bunge spokesperson Deb Seidel said via email Tuesday the plant is “partially operational” and the company expects it to be fully operational in about a month.

Local media last week quoted fire officials as saying the fire started in the plant’s decanter room and was contained to structural damage in one building. Seidel last week said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

Bunge has operated the Nipawin plant since 2002, when it bought processor CanAmera Foods, and boosted its crushing and refining capacity by about 50 and 100 per cent respectively in 2006-07.

The Nipawin site first opened in 1963 as a rapeseed crushing plant, then run by processor Agra Industries. — AGCanada.com Network

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