Foremost Announces New Agricultural Products Business Platform
CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Foremost Income Fund (“Foremost” or the “Fund“) is pleased to announce its entry into the agricultural products market segment with the acquisition of the patents and related intellectual property for the grain bin product line formerly manufactured and sold by JTL Industries Ltd. This acquisition is a launchpad for Foremost to enter the Canadian agricultural and industrial dry-bulk storage market. Combined with the recently acquired ULC Fuel Tank product line from Steelcraft, Foremost is well-positioned with a diverse product portfolio to meet the needs of agricultural and industrial customers. Foremost intends to innovate and aggressively pursue the agricultural market with new products and services centered around a line of grain, fertilizer and dry-bulk bins with features including the patented Force Air circumferential flow aeration design.
Foremost is the leading Alberta-based fabricator of heavy equipment through its Energy and Mobile Equipment divisions and is well known for producing high quality and innovative products for the mining, energy, and construction industries. Its extensive product range includes mobile drilling rigs, vacuum trucks, storage tanks, pressure vessels and oil and gas processing equipment and we could not be more excited to add the Ag Products segment as the next step in our evolution. Foremost has successfully acquired and integrated many businesses over its 60-year history and looks forward to doing the same with these new product lines.
Foremost (www.foremost.ca) is one of the largest, most geographically diverse industrial manufacturers in Western Canada, specializing in oil and gas, heavy oil, mining, water well and construction equipment. With more than 640,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 600 employees across Alberta, Foremost delivers high quality products to clients across the world.
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[signed: Kevin Johnson]
Kevin Johnson, Foremost
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