CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 31, 2014) - To better serve the growing community of rural customers and acreage owners in Airdrie and surrounding areas, UFA Co-operative Limited today announced it will open a new Farm & Ranch Supply store and Petroleum bulk fuel and cardlock in Airdrie, AB, in early 2015.
"We believe in the vibrancy and sustainability of the Airdrie area. Investing in this new location demonstrates UFA's continued commitment to the Airdrie community and surrounding areas," said Todd Ormann, Vice-President, AgriBusiness.
The store itself will represent UFA's newest design and will be able to house not only the rural products required to support agricultural production, but also the experts needed to support its membership. The plan includes an expanded retail footprint of approximately 9,000 square feet with additional warehousing to support animal husbandry and crop management. UFA will also be looking at developing a 16,000 square foot drive-through warehouse to support feed and livestock supplies. Well-situated on the east side of Highway 2, the new site will provide better access for members and customers and improved business access to the community.
"The addition of a Petroleum outlet in Airdrie is something our members and customers have been asking for," said Ed McCoy, Vice-President, Petroleum "and when the new location opens they'll have access to top-quality fuel, premium lubricants and the services they need to keep their operations running smoothly."
The new UFA Petroleum facility will have a full-service offering. Plans include an eight- lane cardlock with four high-speed diesel lanes and two DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) dispensers, a bulk plant facility with six 125,000 litre tanks for diesel products and two 75,000 litre tanks for gasoline products, a fully-stocked lube warehouse and convenience store.
UFA has had a Farm & Ranch Supply store in Airdrie since 1972 and employs more than 20 local area residents. The existing location at Edmonton Trail NE will remain fully operational until the new store opens in 2015.
About UFA Co-operative Limited
Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA's network comprises more than 110 bulk fuel and cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and a support office located in Calgary, AB. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 1,200 UFA employees provide products, services and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. UFA also owns and operates Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters. With 13 locations and more than 600 employees, Wholesale Sports is the largest multi-channel retailer in Western Canada dedicated to the outdoor industry.
For more information, visit UFA.com.