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Trouw building new production facility in B.C.

Animal feed company investing millions into Fraser Valley economy.


January 19, 2022
By Canadian Poultry magazine

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Marcio Da Matta, Maple Reinders; Walker Eliason, Trouw Nutrition; Fabrizio Silva, Trouw Nutrition; Brian Coombes, Chilliwack Economic Development; Ken Popove, Mayor of Chilliwack, Maarten Bijl, Managing Director, Trouw Nutrition North America; Anand Giri, General Manager, Trouw Nutrition Western Canada; Jared Webster, BC Sales Manager, Trouw Nutrition.

Animal feed company Trouw Nutrition Canada, a subsidiary of Nutreco, announced today that it has begun building a new production facility in Chilliwack, B.C.

Construction began in fall 2021 and is expected to be completed no later than fall 2023.

The new plant will occupy a total area of 40,000 square feet, 1,100 tons of structural steel and 5,000 m3 of concrete.

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A sustainable concept is driving the project, exemplified on the new drainage system with an underground pond that will be installed for reducing flooding for surrounding properties.

The new facility will include cutting-edge technology to ensure food safety and quality, applying the vertical concept of ingredient flow and distribution.

Maple Reinders, who is the prime contractor of the project plans to finish the construction by the end of 2023.

“Investing in a new production facility will allow us to continue to provide consistent, high-quality products for all animals in a cost-effective and efficient manner,” says Maarten Bilj, managing director, Trouw Nutrition Canada. “Ninety-five per cent of the volume produced at this feed mill is consumed within a 50 km radius of the Fraser Valley.”