Agribusiness, Food Processing & Packaging

CentrePort Canada’s location on the Manitoba prairies – part of the North American mid-west – means that agriculture and related industries are a long-established and important part of our province’s economy.

Leading agricultural industries in Manitoba include grain and oilseed milling; pork processing; and agricultural implement/ equipment manufacturing. The strength and depth of the industry has given rise to additional leading-edge clusters including biofibre and bioproducts; functional foods and nutraceuticals; education and training; and research and development.

With 20,000 acres of prime industrial land, access to three Class I railways, and affordable labour and business costs, CentrePort is a natural location for agribusiness growth and expansion. For example, a recent case study found that site costs for a plant locating at CentrePort are 11 to 27% lower than those in Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City and Dallas.

Contact us to talk about growing your agribusiness operation at CentrePort, and becoming part of Manitoba’s thriving agricultural sector, which includes:

  • Successful agribusiness operations right at CentrePort including Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods(food manufacturer); MacDon (agricultural equipment manufacturer); Winpak (packaging manufacturer); and Conviron (greenhouse manufacturer/ R&D).
  • The headquarters of five of Canada’s largest grain companies : Pioneer Grain (Richardson International), Cargill Canada, Parrish & Heimbecker, Paterson GlobalFoods, and G3 Canada Limited.  
  • A “Grains Cluster of Excellence” providing assistance with market and product development, research and standards. The cluster includes the Canadian International Grains Institute, Cereals Canada, the Canadian Grains Commission, and the Cereals Research Centre.Significant R&D activity including: Genome Prairie, the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health & Medicine, the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, and the Food Development Centre.
  • Specialized industry training program s at the University of Manitoba (Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences/ Transport Institute); University of Winnipeg (Richardson College for Environment and Science) and Red River College (Paterson GlobalFoods Institute).

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