La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches

La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches

July 11, 2005 15:37 ET

La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches Expands Grain Handling in Essex County

STONEY POINT, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 11, 2005) - A large crowd enjoyed a beef BBQ served by the local Essex County 4-H Club, as they celebrated La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches' completed renovations of the Stoney Point grain elevator on July 7. The newly renovated grain unloading facility has increased capacity for area growers from 4,000 bushels an hour to 10,000.

Charles Desmarais, the co-operative's general manager says, "La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches has invested $500,000 in this improvement that will dramatically reduce waiting time for growers and enhance their productivity. We are very pleased with our increased grain unloading capacity at our Stoney Point location and look forward to future projects to improve efficiencies for our grower members."

The co-operative's board of directors felt this renovation was necessary to satisfy growers' requirements in this area. "We are especially proud that the majority of capital was contributed by local growers who continue to invest in their co-op. The co-op is owned by its members and by working together, we will continue to provide both added services and value for them," says John Sauve, the co-operative's president and a Cottam area farmer.

In a gesture of inter-co-operation, Woodslee Credit Union is providing a unique opportunity for members to invest with the co-operative. Complete details are available at any La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches location.

John Sauve and Charles Desmarais presented a cheque in the amount of $700 to The Essex County 4-H Association and $100 to the Essex County Farm Safety Association on behalf of La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches.

La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches is a 100 per cent farmer owned grain marketing and farm input supply company serving producers in Essex and Kent counties. It is also a leader in precision farming technology, agronomy and petroleum services. It operates facilities in Belle River, Comber, Cottam, Dover, Leamington, McGregor, Rochester Township and Stoney Point. La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches is a shareholder of GROWMARK, Inc. and markets products and services under the FS banner.

Contact Information

  • La Co-operative de Pointe-aux-Roches
    Charles Desmarais
    General Manager
    (519) 798-3011