Canadian grain and oilseed handler Viterra has taken over the largest expeller-press canola processing facility in North America in Warden, Washington, USA as part of its assumption of full ownership of Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) on 1 November.

The company has said there are plans to fully integrate the facility into its asset network and apply the Viterra brand across the business over the next few months, World Grain reports.

“We are pleased to be making this plant officially part of our asset network,” said Kyle Jeworski, president and chief executive officer of Viterra North America. “Through this facility, we’ve been able to expand our processing capacity and build on the success we’ve achieved at our other crush plants. We look forward to achieving our full potential here by continuing to invest in the plant, develop marketing opportunities for farmers in the Pacific Northwest and expanding the local canola market.”

Viterra has worked with PCC in a supply and marketing agreement since 2016, with PCC crushing canola for Viterra, according to World Grain.

The Warden facility opened in 2013 and can produce 136M tonnes/year of canola oil.