Federated Co-operatives (FCL) is establishing a new propane storage facility in Dryden.
The facility will be located in the Norwill Industrial Park and will distribute propane to customers throughout northwestern Ontario. It becomes operational this November.
Saskatoon-based FCL is a wholesale co-operative that serves 200 autonomous retail co-ops across Western Canada with bulk propane locations throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The Dryden facility will provide propane to customers and members of Red River Co-op throughout the region.
Propane from the facility will be distributed to customers throughout the region by Energy Tech Services of Kenora. The two companies have operated in the region since 2002, supplying customers with propane from an FCL-owned facility in Kenora.
“Co-op propane is a safe, efficient and affordable source of energy with many uses around the home, at the cottage or in industry,” said Doug Wiebe, general manager at Red River Co-op in a Sept. 13 news release. “With this facility, Co-op is making a long-term commitment to the community.”
“We wish FCL nothing but continued success in their expansion strategy,” added Dryden CAO Ernie Remillard.