$1 million warehouse
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.
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