Parrish & Heimbecker

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Parrish and Heimbecker, Limited
Industry Agriculture
Founded 1909
Founder W.L. Parrish
Norman Heimbecker
Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Area served
Number of employees
1,500 (June 2010)
Original P&H signage, Coaldale, Alberta

Parrish & Heimbecker Limited is a Canadian grain company with about 1500 employees across Canada and the northern United States. The company has several divisions including flour milling, feed milling, grain marketing, transportation and logistics.

Parrish & Heimbecker Limited is a private, family-owned business founded in 1909. This Canadian-owned, vertically integrated business is one of the largest full-service grain-handling and crop-input supply companies in Canada. It is also the largest Canadian-owned milling company in Canada, with animal nutrition, poultry farming and food-processing divisions in Western and Eastern Canada.

The company is an agent and accredited exporter for the Canadian Wheat Board.

In 2002, the company acquired a grain elevator at Dutton Siding, Manitoba from Agricore United. The elevator is located between Gilbert Plains and Grandview in Manitoba.[1]


Parrish and Heimbecker began in 1909 by William Parrish and Norman G. Heimbecker. Until 1918, the firm bought and sold grain on the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, but was not operating grain elevators.

In 1918, P&H bought 10 elevators from Louis Strong and Frederick Dowler, who were Calgary grain brokers. After buying more elevators, by 1920, P&H had 20 elevators.

Network of Canadian Grain Elevators and Terminals[edit]

In 2011, P&H have approximately 32 grain elevators in Canada including 12 grain elevators in Ontario that handle a variety of Canadian agricultural products such as wheat, corn, barley, soybeans, oats, Distillers grain, IP soybeans, Navy beans etc.


  1. ^ "Agricore United Sells Elevator To Parrish & Heimbecker.". Resource News International. February 26, 2002. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 

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