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Legumex Walker has strong second quarter

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The Legumex Walker plant in St Jean Baptiste.

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The Legumex Walker plant in St Jean Baptiste.

Legumex Walker Inc. had a break-through quarter generating $1.9 million in profit compared to a loss of $8.7 million last year.

The Winnipeg-based company is special crops and pulses processor and merchandiser and also owns 84 per cent of Pacific Coast Canola, LLC, which operates the largest commercial-scale canola oilseed processing facility west of the Rocky Mountains in Washington state.

Consolidated revenues for the period ending June 30 increased 18 per cent to $131.8 million compared to $112.1 million in the second quarter of 2013.

"Generating $1.9 million of net earnings on $6.6 million of EBITDA in the quarter represents another milestone for our company as we continue to realize the value of the investments across our business," said Joel Horn, Legumex Walker’s president and CEO.

The company’s special crops segment achieved record EBITDA and has generated nearly $20 million of EBITDA in the last twelve months.

Its newly constructed canola crushing operation in Washington was operating at over 90 per cent capacity in July.

 

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