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2017 Releases    

 News Release

 August 16, 2017

AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. CEO Murad Al-Katib to Chair Government of Canada's National Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table

REGINA, AUG 16, 2017 – AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (TSX:AGT) ("AGT" or the "Company") has announced that President and CEO Murad Al-Katib has been appointed by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture to Chair the National Agri-Food Strategy Roundtable. ...

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 City of Regina

 May 18, 2017

Traffic Advisory – Access to Tower Road Closing Week of May 22

"As part of the ongoing construction of the Regina Bypass, access to Tower Road from Highway 33 and Highway 1/Victoria Avenue will be permanently closed to traffic the week of May 22, weather permitting." ...

 

 Saskatoon Chamber      of Commerce

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

 March 28, 2017

Al-Katib Becomes First Canadian to Receive Oslo Business for Peace Award

"The Oslo Business for Peace Awards committee today announced that Saskatchewan’s Murad Al-Katib, whose commitments to the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) help feed an estimated 4 million families each year, will be among the recipients of this year’s award." ...

AGT's Murad Al-Katib wins international peace award, to receive award alongside Elon Musk

"Regina businessman Murad Al-Katib has won the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award. Al-Katib is president and CEO of AGT Foods — one of the largest suppliers of pulse crops in the world." ...

Saskatchewan lentil company CEO lauded with business for peace award

"Besides running AGT Foods and Ingredients Inc., a Saskatchewan-based pulse crop business that handles around a quarter of the world’s lentils, Murad Al-Katib is a committed philanthropist." ...

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 February 13, 2017

Beyond the business: Murad Al-Katib

"The dinner time discussion at the Al-Katib household in Davidson would always centre around one thing — how do you create jobs on Main Street? It was a sentiment Murad Al-Katib kept with him over the years. ..."

 
     
2016 Releases    

 Press Release

 November 23, 2016

Murad Al-Katib of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. is Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2016 National award winner

"Murad Al-Katib, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (AGT Foods) (TSE: AGT) – one of the world’s largest suppliers of pulses, or legume seeds, in the world – is this year’s Canadian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year."

 

 Press Release

 October 14, 2016

Murad Al-Katib Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies 2016

"Murad Al-Katib. President and Chief Executive Officer of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of pulses, or legume seeds, in the world is this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies winner. ..."

 

 Western Producer

 June 22, 2016

Lentil empire built on a handshake

"It all started with a complaint about the quality of Canadian red lentils. That complaint led to a partnership that would eventually result in the formation of the world’s largest pulse processing firm. ..." 

 

 Western Producer

 March 31, 2016

Food sector bright spot for AGT

"The packaged food division was more than twice as profitable as the pulse and grain processing business. ..."

     
2015 Releases    

 Real Agriculture

 July 20, 2015

Pulse School: Global Food Trends Favour Pulses

"Whether it’s growing demand for protein or pressure to reduce carbon footprints in the food chain, pulses appear well-positioned to benefit from global food trends. ..."

 

 

   
2013 Releases    

 KXNews

 March 5, 2013 

Pulse Crop Company Puts Down Roots in Minot

"The value of crops produced in North Dakota last year totaled almost $11 billion. That's nearly double 2011's crop value of 6 billion dollars. While many of those commodities are consumed in the states--more and more countries are looking to America as their food supplier. ..."

 

 Financial Post

 January 31, 2013

A decade on Alliance Grain Traders has achieved a lot

If nothing else, it’s a reminder of how much some individuals can achieve in 10 years.
It was 10 years ago this week that Murad Al-Katib, raised in Saskatchewan and of Turkish heritage, delivered his first product to market. A decade on, Al-Katib is set to launch its first debt financing, a proposed offering of five-year senior secured second lien notes.

"If nothing else, it’s a reminder of how much some individuals can achieve in 10 years. It was 10 years ago this week that Murad Al-Katib, raised in Saskatchewan and of Turkish heritage, delivered his first product to market. ..."

 

  

 
2012 Releases    

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 October 31, 2012

Leader-Post/StarPhoenix Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies List

Alliance Grain Traders was ranked 17th on the 2012 Leader-Post/StarPhoenix Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies list.

 Regina Leader-Post

 October 22, 2012

Alliance Grain Traders named top of 2012

"Alliance Grain Traders Ltd. of Regina made history by being the first multiple winner of the Saskatchewan Business of the Year award at the 29th annual Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) awards gala on Saturday night. ..."

 

 SaskBusiness

 September 13, 2012

2012 SaskBusiness Saskatchewan Top 100 Companies

Alliance Grain Traders has been ranked 15 on the 2012 SaskBusiness Saskatchewan Top 100 Companies list.

 

 

 PROFIT Magazine

 April 13, 2012

Canada's 30 most fabulous entrepreneurs

"Canada’s role in the world used to be summed up in the Biblical phrase 'hewers of wood and drawers of water.' And while the current natural-resources boom is generating economic growth, it could draw Canada back into its lowly former position. Murad Al-Katib is resisting that trend, showing how we can extract far more value from our fabulous storehouse of resources. ..."

 

 Press Release

 March 27, 2012

Murad Al-Katib named BASF pulse promoter of the year

"Each year, the BASF Pulse Promoter Award is presented to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the development of the pulse industry. This year's award recipient is Murad Al-Katib, president and CEO of Alliance Grain Traders - the world's largest lentil processing company. ..."

 

 

  

   
 2011 Releases    

 Supermarket & Retailer

 November 24, 2011

Invest in health — the real wealth

"...'Research has shown that eating properly can reduce cholesterol, drive down the propensity for heart disease, dramatically assist the fight against diabetes, help in the fight against cancer, assist in the quality  of life of HIV patients, to name but a few' says Justine Lever, brand manager at Pouyoukas Foods. ..."

 Minot Daily News

 November 15, 2011

Pulse company buys Minot processing facility with plans to expand

"The new owner of a pulse processing plant that has sat idle in Minot's agricultural park plans to revive and expand the operation. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 October 12, 2011

Leader-Post/StarPhoenix Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies List

Alliance Grain Traders was ranked 16th on the 2011 Leader-Post/StarPhoenix Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies list.

 SaskBusiness

 September 7, 2011

2011 SaskBusiness Saskatchewan Top 100 Companies

Alliance Grain Traders has been ranked 16 on the 2011 SaskBusiness Saskatchewan Top 100 Companies list.

 

  

 2010 Releases    

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 November 25, 2010

Processor sees long-term strength in legumes

"A price spike in grains will reverse some acreage gains by legumes in Western Canada next year, but over the long term, the shift to crops like lentils will persist, a leading legume exporter [Murad Al-Katib] says. ..."

 

 Press Release

 September 30, 2010

Alliance Grain Traders co-recipient of the 2010 STEP Exporter of the Year Award

"The co-recipients of the 2010 STEP Exporter of the Year Award are Alliance Grain Traders Inc. and Hillberg & Berk Accessories Inc... Sponsored by Export Development Canada, the award recognizes excellence in the company’s achievements and their success in tackling export markets. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 September 29, 2010

Alliance Grain Traders - Leader Post/StarPhoenix Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies List

"Tongue firmly in cheek, Murad Al-Katib calls the firm he heads, 'A l'il old Saskatchewan company.' In reality, Regina-based Alliance Grain Traders is neither little nor old. ..."

Alliance Grain Traders was ranked 17th on the 2010 Leader-Post/StarPhoenix Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies list.

 

 Press Release

 September 7, 2010

STEP Announces Exporter of the Year Award Finalists

Alliance Grain Traders named to list of nominees for the September 29, 2010 awards.

 

 Plains Producer

 September 1, 2010

Balco Sold - Export Processing Plant for Bowmans

"Balco Grain Services will sell its Bowmans plant, storage facilities and land to Horsham-based lentils processor Australia Milling Group. ..."

 Financial Post

 June 7, 2010

2010 edition of the Financial Post 500

Alliance Grain Traders up 64 positions to 484; enters the top 500 on acquisitions and internal growth.

 

 Canadian Business

 June 2, 2010

Profit 100 - Canada's Fastest Growing Companies

Alliance Grain Traders named as one of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies for 2010.

 

 Saskatoon Homepage

 May 27, 2010

Wilkie Processing Plant Expands

"Saskcan Pulse Trading has announced a major capital expansion of its Wilkie lentil processing plant, one of the largest lentil processing factories in the world. ..."

 

 Globe and Mail Business

 May 26, 2010

Saskatchewan's prince of the pulse crops

"On the flat prairie just east of Regina, the head office of Alliance Grain Traders Inc. rises like a bright-red island in a sea of mud of stubble. ..."

 

 Alberta Venture

 May 1, 2010

This Boom Goes On | A lesson from Saskatchewan on buidling a recession-resistant economy

"Check out these numbers: Since 2007, A market cap increase from $35 million to more than $500 million, output of 450 tonnes per day, a hold on one-third of Saskatchewan’s international export market and sales to more than 80 countries eager for a commodity the province has more of than just about anywhere else in the world. ..."

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 April 10, 2010

Alliance's billion-dollar target

"Alliance Grain Traders is on a roll — and it’s rolling towards becoming a $1-billion company, according to its founder and chief executive officer. ..."

 

 2009 Releases    

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 September 30, 2009

Canwest Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies - Leader-Post Edition

Canwest Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies - StarPhoenix Edition

"Alliance Grain Traders is another Regina-based company that has increased dramatically in size this year..."

Alliance Grain Traders was ranked 16th on the 2009 Leader-Post/StarPhoenix Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies list.

 SaskBusiness

 September 2009

From Producer to the World

"'2008 was the biggest year in our history...so far,' says Murad Al-Katib, president and CEO of Alliance Grain Traders. The company processes and supplies quality lentils, peas and chickpeas to more than 85 countries worldwide. ..."

 Hürriyet Daily News Finance

 April 22, 2009

Canada, Turkey focus on legume cooperation

"The basic difference between Canada and Turkey is that Canada is mainly a consumer country, while Turkey is both a producer and a consumer," said Murad Al-Katib, chief executive of Saskcan Pulse Trading, an affiliate of Arbel Pulse Trading, which was the convention’s main sponsor... 'This is a win-win policy for both Turkey and Canada.' ..."

 

 Press Release

 March 2009

Young Turk: Rural Saskatchewan's Murad Al-Katib plots his (and his province's) path as a global pulse leader

"Let's say your family owns a grain trading house in Turkey. It’s been good business, especially the market you’ve built up over the past 50 years trading pulse crops. But lately, the farmers around you have stopped planting pulses as weather conditions and government programs persuade them to grow other crops. ..."

 

  

 2008 Releases    

 Regina Leader-Post

 December 6, 2008

Regina's Top 50 Companies

"...Two of the agri-businesses are new to the Top 50 list. Alliance Grain Traders Income Fund was formed in August 2007 after the amalgamation of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. and Agtech Income Fund. ..."

 SaskBusiness

 October/November 2008

Small business can lead to bigger, better things

"There's no denying that small business is the cornerstone of both the provincial and national economies. Among employed Canadians, 99 per cent work for a small or mid-sized enterprise (SME). ..."

 The Weekly Times

 (Australia)

 August 6, 2008

Value add is path to riches

"The Australian pulse industry needs to ensure more of its produce ends up in processed food, according to the head of the world's largest lentil exporter. ..."

 

 Calgary Herald

 April 26, 2008

Alliance Grain Sows Seeds of Success

"...This week, we highlight a company we have followed with great success for the better part of a year now, Alliance Grain Traders Income Fund. Through its operating company, Alliance Grain is engaged in the business of sourcing and processing (cleaning, splitting, sorting and bagging) specialty crops, primarily for export markets. ..."

 Minot Daily

 April 10, 2008

Pulse facility fully operational

"U.S. Department of Agriculture reports are suggesting fewer pulse acres in North Dakota in 2008, but that doesn’t alarm Eric Bartsch in the least. Bartsch, general manager of United Pulse Trading Inc., said the soaring cost of fertilizer coupled with continued strong market values for pulse commodities will bring at least as many, if not more, pulse acres than a year ago. ..."

 

 2007 Releases    

Western Producer

December 27, 2007

A Leader In Lentils - Murad Al-Katib

"Murad Al-Katib spent every summer of his youth on European vacations that would always conclude with a visit to the family;s Turkish homeland. ..."

 Wimmera Mail Times

 October 10, 2007

A done deal

"A major international grain organisation has invested millions of dollars in the Wimmera and its farming community by establishing a new firm in Horsham. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 September 11, 2007

Regina firm gets Australian assets

"Regina-based Agtech Income Fund has agreed to acquire all the assets of Harvest Grain Australia, located in Horsham, Victoria, in the heart’s of Australia’s pulse-growing area. ..."

 Press Release

 September 6, 2007

Agtech Income Fund to acquire property, plant and equipment from Harvest Grain Australia PTY

"Agtech Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX-V:AGT) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (the "Memorandum") for the acquisition of the property, plant and equipment and trade name of Harvest Grain Australia PTY based in Horsham, Victoria in Australia. ..."

 

 Press Release

 August 2, 2007

Agtech Income Fund completes Saskcan Pulse acquisition and $14,000,000 financing

"Agtech Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX-V:AGT.UN) ispleased to announce the closing of its previously announced acquisition ofSaskcan Pulse Trading Inc. ("Saskcan") ..."

 

 Press Release

 May 18, 2007

United Pulse Trading Announces Hiring of General Manager and Bismarck Sales Office

"One of the fastest growing pulse processors in the world is moving rapidly to establish its presence in North Dakota. Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., head offices in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada, announced that it has hired Eric Bartsch as its General Manager of its US subsidiary, United Pulse Trading Inc. With the hiring of Bartsch, United Pulse Trading will also be establishing a US headquarters and sales office in Bismarck ND. ..."

 Western Producer

 May 17, 2007

Pulse Firms Merge

"Saskatchewan Wheat Pool's takeover of Agricore United isn't the only merger happening in Canada's grain industry. Two days before the prairie grain giants consummated their $1.8 billion deal, two pulse crop companies announced a merger that will create North America's largest value-added exporter of pulses. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 May 9, 2007

Agtech, Saskcan Merge

"Two Regina-based pulse crop processing companies have joined force sto form North America’s largest exporter of lentils and peas to the global food and ingredients market, the companies announced Tuesday. ..."

 

 Press Release

 May 8, 2007

Agtech Income Fund to acquire food processor Saskcan Pulse Trading

"Agtech Income Fund says it has struck a deal to acquire Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., a food processor based in Saskatchewan, for $22 million. ..."

 Press Release

 May 8, 2007

Agtech Income Fund to Acquire Saskcan Pulse

"Agtech Income Fund (the "Fund") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (the "Memorandum") for the acquisition of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. ("Saskcan"), a global food processor based in Saskatchewan. ..."

 Press Release

 April 24, 2007

Global Pulse Processor Acquires Missouri River Ag Processing Facility in Williston

"One of the fastest growing pulse processors in the world continues to augment its global reach. Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., head offices in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada, announced that its U.S. subsidiary, United Pulse Trading Inc. has acquired the Missouri River Ag Processing pulse processing facility in Williston, North Dakota, from the Knudson Family, who also operate Superior Grains Inc. in Crosby, North Dakota. ..."

  

 2006 Releases    

 Tercüman Newspaper

 (Turkey)

 December 15, 2006

"Anatolian Tiger" Arbel growing global markets

"The sleeping tiger from Anatolia who dominates the global markets, Arbel Pulse Grain Industry Trade S.A. is readying to put its weight into the domestic markets. ..."

 Regina Leader-Post

 October 26, 2006

Looking Abroad to Fuel Growth at Home

"Fasih Tunc smiles broadly as he scoops up a handful of split red lentils, showing off their colour and luster. The lentils are perfect, each one glossy and round and flawless, and Tunc is proud of them. He travelled across the world for these beautiful Saskatchewan-grown lentils — leaving his home in Turkey and moving to Canada for a job at a lentil processing facility just outside Regina. ..."

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 June 8, 2006

Saskcan Trading has strong pulse

"The lentil processing and exporting firm that was Saskatchewan’s ABEX Business of the Year in 2004 is expanding its reach across Saskatchewan. Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. of Regina is buying a 55 per cent interest in Horizon Seed Processors of Aberdeen, located 30 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 June 8, 2006

Saskcan Pulse buys share in Horizon Seed

"The lentil processing and exporting firm which was Saskatchewan’s ABEX Business of the Year in 2004 is expanding its reach across Saskatchewan. Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. of Regina is buying a 55 per cent interest in Horizon Seed Processors of Aberdeen, located 30 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. ..."

 

 Western Producer

 June 8, 2006

Saskcan buys pulse plant

"Saskcan Pulse Trading has acquired a majorityshare of Horizon Seed Processors in Aberdeen, Sask., extending its reach throughout the pulse growing area of the province. ..."

 Computing Canada

 April 7, 2006

Saskcan says no to silos, opts for integration

"In her previous job, the systems that Lori Ireland had to work with were siloed and disparate. This was a serious drawback, she says. So when she had a chance to do things differently at Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., she jumped at it. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 January 11, 2006

Producers told outlook brightening

"There could be some bright spots out there for Saskatchewan farmers used to getting good cash returns from pulse crops who were shell shocked by last season’s dropping prices for peas and green lentils. ..."

 

 

 2005 Releases    

 Regina Leader-Post

 November 17, 2005

Cooperation urged to raise lentil prices

"A farm organization is hoping the formation of a lentils marketing group might help combat low prices. ..."

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 October 28, 2005

Play it again: Success story worth repeating

"It is Saskatoon’s turn to play host to the annual Abex business excellence awards Saturday at Centennial Auditorium. It was timely then that Murad Al-Katib, president of Abex award winner SaskCan Pulse Trading, was the speaker at an NSBA luncheon this past Tuesday. ..."

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 October 18, 2005

Al-Katib named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

"For someone who just turned the ripe old age of 33, Murad Al-Katib has overcome a lot ofobstacles and received a lot of recognition as President and CEO of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. of Regina. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 May 4, 2005

Growing success

"The awards just keep coming for Regina businessman Murad Al-Katib. The latest came Tuesday when Al-Katib, president of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 May 3, 2005

TOP 40 UNDER 40: Al-Katib wins national award

"Murad Al-Katib, president and CEO of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., has another award to add to his collection. The Davidson native was named as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, a national program that honours 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sector under the age of 40. ..."

 Edmonton Journal

 February 22, 2005

World champ of the lentils

"The town of Davidson, Sask. (population:1,117) has earned a place on the Canadian map for several reasons. It’s the midway point between Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. It’s the site of the world’s largest coffee pot. Davidson is also the hometown of Murad Al-Katib, the man who has put Canada—and its lentils—on the international map. ..."

 

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 February 17, 2005

Entrepreneur puts Sask. lentils on world map

"The town of Davidson, Sask. (population:1,117) has earned a place on the Canadian map for several reasons. It’s the midway point between Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. It's the home to the Tractor Bellies men's hockey team and the Midway Mixers dance club. Davidson is also the hometown of Murad Al-Katib, the man who has put Canada—and its lentils—on the international map. ..."

 

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 January 11, 2005

Taking the pulse: Producers unsure which crops to plant

"Saskatchewan’s pulse crop producers aren’t likely to find too many market signals this early in the year about what to grow this spring, says one of the province’s leading players in pulse crop processing. ..."

 

 2004 Releases    

 Regina Leader-Post

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 October 25, 2004

Regina's Al-Katib steers Saskcan to victory

Pulse processor caps success with top ABEX award

"For Murad Al-Katib and Saskcan Pulse Trading of Regina, the journey to become one of the world’s leading processors and exporters of pulse crops has been fast and full of achievements. ..."

 Regina Leader-Post

 October 15, 2004

Al-Katib Wins Award

"Murad Al-Katib, president of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. of Regina, was one of two Saskatchewan businessmen to win awards at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Prairies region) awards ceremony in Calgary Thursday night. ..."

 Regina Leader-Post

 July 8, 2004

Regina's Saskcan doubles in size, changes plant name

"In less than three years, Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. of Regina has become one of the leading players in the province’s growing pulse processing industry. ..."

 

 Regina Leader-Post

 May 7, 2004

Two Regina businesses in the running

"Two Regina businessmen are among the 37 Prairie region finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) 2004 awards, the national accounting firm announced Tuesday. Murad Al-Katib of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., a processor and exporter of pulse crops, was one of three finalists in the emerging entrepreneur category. ..."

 

 Globe and Mail

 May 4, 2004

Saskcan Pulse Trading reaches the world

"When you think of Saskatchewan farming, lentils, peas and chickpeas are probably not the first agricultural products that spring to mind. ..."

 Regina Leader-Post

 February 27, 2004

Rail Strike hurting Saskcan Pulse Trading

"A local pulse processing plant is feeling the impact of a week-long strike at CN Railway and called on the federal government to end the walk-out by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). ..."

 

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 January 14, 2004

Pulse producers need to prepare to change: broker

"Producers of specialty crops, like pulses, have to prepare to change their seeding plans throughout the winter as they look for a profitable crop, says outspoken special crop broker Larry Weber. ..."

 

 

 

 2003 Releases    

 Regina Leader-Post

 October 30, 2003

More accolades for company

"For the second time in less than a week, a young Regina company has won aprominent business award. Saskcan Pulse Trading was named Exporter of the Year by the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership at a dinner in Regina Wednesday night. ..."

 Regina Leader-Post

 October 27, 2003

Regina firm among winners

"Murad Al-Katib had reason to smile Saturday night in Saskatoon.The president of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. of Regina saw his young company win an ABEX Award for business excellence in the New Venture category, the award coming two years to the day after he and his wife welcomed twins into their young family. ..."

 Saskatchewan Business

 September-October 2003

Global leader hits home run with Saskatchewan plant

"At the age of 30 Murad Al-Katib is about eighteen months into his first job as a chief executive but he's enjoyed a lifetime of success already. ..."

 

 

 2002 Releases    

 Western Producer

 November 13, 2002

Trade group's promises upset pulse exporters

"Some of Canada's pulse trade heavyweights want STEP to stop treading in international markets. ... Murad Al-Katib, president of Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc., said the criticism is nothing but sour grapes from out-of-province exporters worried about losing business to Saskatchewan companies. ..."

 Western Producer

 November 13, 2002

New pulse plants open doors as crop shrinks, future clouds

"Construction plans devised during the growth and prosperity stage of the pulse industry are coming to fruition in the doom and gloom era, but that doesn't faze two fledgling processors. ..."

  

 2001 Releases    

 Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 Regina Leader-Post

 November 30, 2001

Regina lands pulse plant via pact with Turkish firm

Pulse processing plant to set up here

"Regina will become the site of a $5.2-million pulse processing plant next year, thanks to a deal between a Turkish company, the government's immigrant investment fund and a labour-sponsored venture capital corporation. ..."

 Western Producer

 November 29, 2001

Turkish proposal takes lentil splitting to new level

"Saskatchewan is losing one of its main export customers for red lentils — and that's a good thing. In this case the vanishing export sales are reappearing in the domestic sales column. That's because a Turkish firm that bought 32,000 tonnes of Saskatchewan red lentils last year for its splitting plant in Mersin, Turkey, has decided to build a second plant – this one in Regina. ..."