With its agreement to purchase Viterra assets -- including grain handling, crop input and processing facilities -- Winnipeg-based Richardson International has taken its rightful place on the international stage and will soon assume the title of Canada's largest agribusiness. Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds, and its wealth of expertise in agriculture, oilseed processing and food packaging has made it a global business leader and one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.
"We've stepped back and taken a good look at our business to make sure we are competitive in a global context," president and CEO Curt Vossen says. "To do that, we have had to understand the environment we're operating in and what the parameters are, then holistically look at our assets and how to position them effectively against some of the largest multinationals in the world. We must hold ourselves to the same benchmarks as they do."
Craig McIntosh readily admits that he doesn't accept no for an answer.
"No just means you haven't heard me clearly, so let me explain myself to you some more," says the president and CEO of Acrylon Plastics, a Winnipeg-based manufacturer of custom plastic parts for a wide range of applications including buses, farm equipment, windows and doors, fencing, commercial buildings and residential playgrounds.
From the major construction work outside of Misericordia Health Centre, it is obvious that big changes are underway. Once renovated, the complex will house expanded community programs, including the four flagship programs not offered anywhere else in Manitoba: the Buhler Eye Care Centre, Provincial Health Contact Centre, Sleep Disorder Centre and Urgent Care Centre, plus the Ambulatory Diagnostic Centre and a new, one-stop health care centre for seniors called PRIME.