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Pardue Grain breaks ground on pulse crop processing plant
CUT BANK, MONTANA, U.S. - Pardue Grain on July 9 broke
ground on a $6.5 million project to upgrade its pulse crop processing
facility in Cut Bank, Montana. The facility will sort, size, bag and
clean food products.
Earlier this year Pardue Grain was awarded a $5 million loan from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program to
assist in the upgrade of the facility.
"Pardue Grain is going to be able to increase Montana producers' access to foreign and domestic markets for value-added and
Montana-branded products," Roger Sammons, owner of Pardue
Grain, said at the time the loan was announced. "Pardue Grain is
creating jobs and paying higher wages on the Blackfeet Reservation
and in Glacier county. I gladly thank Senator Jon Tester and all of
Montana's state and federal legislators who support this program
and the good it does for our community by creating jobs and paying
higher wages in the region."
The new facility will create 12 full-time jobs.
Pardue Grain is owned by Roger and Lisa Sammons. The plant
was originally built in 1959 and has expanded in size over the years.
Located on the BNSF Railroad mainline, Pardue Grain has a 10-car
railroad spur. Loadout is performed with traditional grain legs as well
as with belt conveyors for more sensitive crops. The company offers
Pardue Grain breaking ground on pulse crop facility in Great Falls,
Montana, U.S. Photo courtesy of Pardue Grain.
market cleaning services, transportation logistics, storage and handle
of hopper storage, and 310,000 bushels of steel bin storage.
CBH appoints new CEO to oat milling, processing subsidiary
WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA - The CBH Group appointed
Kevin Boyle as new chief executive officer (CEO) for its oats
milling and processing subsidiary Blue Lake Milling (BLM).
Boyle will start Aug. 20, succeeding Ben Abbot, who stepped
down last month.
Boyle brings more than 20 years' experience in manufacturing
from the consumer goods, defense and automotive sectors. He has
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strong customer relationships, developed successful long-term business strategies and driven strong commercial outcomes.
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BLM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBH and a manufacturer of premium Australian oat products with operations in
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Boyle's appointment comes as BLM starts operations of its new
60,000-tonne oat processing facility at CBH's Metro Grain Centre
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The new facility will enable BLM to service a growing export demand for oat products.