Grand Opening of the Calgary Packaging Facility
The facility is tied into the Calgary plant bulk storage and handling system and allows for efficient and gentle handling of grain throughout the whole packaging process.
This high capacity automated packaging line will fill and palletize 25 kg bags, as well as 1 MT totes. Equipped with an auto-sampling integrated metal detector and a weight check, the facility can maintain high-quality standards.
We are excited to open this new packaging facility on our Calgary malt plant site as part of our continuous improvement philosophy. This facility allows us to stage shipments to the Country Malt Group distribution and their warehousing network.
Alberta Blockchain Summit: Growing Beyond Borders: Blockchain, AG and Trade
The panel discussed many topics including the advantages, trade issues, regulatory hurdles, and security of the blockchain technologies.
Joe Dingley Memorial Scholarship Award
In November of 2018, Canada Malting lost a close colleague and friend, Joe Dingley. Joe was with us for over 16 years and served as our Elevator Manager at Lyalta, Alberta. He was a dedicated employee who touched many peoples’ hearts with his compassion and empathy for others.
At the Calgary Christmas Party in 2018 we conducted a fundraiser that raised $4,000 including a matching amount from Canada Malting! In addition, the Calgary office sponsored a weight loss challenge that raised an additional $520. With this money, we decided we wanted to do something to celebrate Joe’s memory. As a result, Canada Malting created the Joe Dingley Memorial Scholarship Award!
We are pleased to announce that Carson Laschowski is the winner of the Joe Dingley Memorial Scholarship Award! Carson is the daughter of Calgary Barley Operator Marvin Laschowski. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Nursing at Mount Royal University. The committee was impressed with Carson’s application and her perseverance and persistence in the face of numerous challenges. She has also been nominated for the Tourism Calgary White Hat Award several times. We believe Carson to be an exceptional individual who is very deserving of this recognition.
2019 CMC Malting Course
This yearly course allows Canada Malting to bring brewers, distillers and other industry people out to the barley fields, grain elevators, our malting plant and more to showcase all aspects of malting.
The first day of the course started with presentations on barley procurement, varieties and quality, we then headed out to visit local farm fields for lunch and a crop tour during their harvest time. From there we proceeded to a tour of our Niobe elevator to further highlight our barley procurement and selection within the local farm communities.
The second day focused on the malting process with presentations on practical malting, biochemistry of malt, malt analysis and brewery impact and finally food safety. Following the presentations participants went to the CMC Calgary plant for a tour of the entire facility to better highlight the processes from start to finish.
On the third day participants were back at the plant to tour our lab and the research and development sections of the company, followed by a brief presentation on malt handling in the brewery and sensory training.
Overall this week is a great learning opportunity and a fantastic ways to connect with industry members around North America.