$1 mil­lion ware­house

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY ANGELA BROWN News Staff

MacEwen Agri­cen­tre Inc. is con­struct­ing a new $1 mil­lion ware­house near its op­er­a­tion in Maxville, where it will con­sol­i­date seed stor­age.

The firm ex­pects to start work on the project in late Au­gust or early Septem­ber and com­plete the build­ing by De­cem­ber or Jan­uary.

The project in­volves build­ing a 27,500square-foot stor­age build­ing at the south side of the main of­fice of its fa­cil­ity at 40 Cather­ine St. W.

The com­pany will pro­vide the town­ship with a let­ter of credit for 50 per cent of the project in­fras­truc­ture cost as a se­cu­rity un­til the project is com­pleted and meets the town­ship’s re­quire­ments.

MacEwen Agri­cen­tre plans to use the new fa­cil­ity to store corn and soy­bean seed.

“It will cen­tral­ize our seed stor­age on one site cre­at­ing sig­nif­i­cant ef­fi­cien­cies for us with a more stream­lined de­liv­ery in the Spring to our seed cus­tomers,” said pres­i­dent Jim MacEwen in an email to The News.

The firm pre­sented site de­vel­op­ment and storm-water man­age­ment plans at a re­cent North Glen­garry coun­cil meet­ing.

Mu­nic­i­pal plan­ning man­ager Gerry Mur­phy re­lated the only is­sue the town­ship has is that the fa­cil­ity will “strad­dle” two lots un­der sep­a­rate own­er­ship, so the com­pany will need to ob­tain ap­proval from Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry Coun­ties to make an ad­di­tion to its lot. The coun­ties must grant MacEwen Agri­cen­tre a per­mit be­fore it can start con­struc­tion.

RICHARD MA­HONEY PHOTO

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