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Ontario Construction News staff writer
Sunderland Co-operative Inc. has expanded to a 12.8 acre property just outside of Peterborough, the site of a former auto wrecking yard, the first phase of what the co-op says is a multi-phase expansion.
The new 8,000 sq. ft. structure features a diverse and comprehensive retail farm supply store and a large-capacity feed warehouse operation.
“Our strategy is to build the site into a multifaceted facility that will provide expertise along with quality products and services in all our core businesses of agronomy, energy, grain marketing, and feed and retail farm supply,” co-op president Urs Kressibucher said in a statement.
“The Sunderland Co-operative board of directors has a clear vision for the future of this site that will continue to be developed as opportunities arise,” says Kressibucher. “We want to be able to provide The Whole Farm Plan experience to area farmers by delivering everything they need from seed to harvest to run a successful, prosperous and sustainable operation.”
“This move will help us grow our business and give our Peterborough area members and customers an improved product and services experience,” says Sunderland Co-operative general manager Jake Vancuren.
The co-operative, established in 1950, is owned by 1,800 farmers and provides its members and the rural residents in Durham/York Regions and the county of Victoria products and services in agronomy, feed, energy, grain marketing, and consumer needs.