Federated Co-operatives Limited announced today what is referred to as a consolidation of feed production that will result in the closure of two facilities including the ceasing of operations at their Brandon plant in October of this year.
FCL’s plants manufacture cattle, horse, sheep and poultry feed as well as pet food. They will also be closing a plant in Melfort, Saskatchewan and will be transferring operations of its Edmonton facility to Wetaskiwin Co-op as part of consolidating operations at three facilities in Saskatoon, Calgary and Moosomin.
In a press release issued today the changes have been attributed to “unprecedented competitor consolidation and a changing market in the feed sector.” It was made clear in a statement local to Brandon that the decision was not made by or connected to the local Heritage Co-op. In that same statement its said that the company will reach out to its other businesses and local co-ops to ensure access to job opportunities for the ten effected Brandon employees.
The press release from the company can be read at https://www.fcl.crs/news-reports/news/article/coop-feeds-restructuring-to-stay-competitive