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March Progress Update

March 19, 2020 
Every month, we are delighted to share with you information and progress regarding our exciting, state-of-the-art, greenhouse project in Dauphin, Manitoba. This month’s blog entry is bittersweet because our progress on site, which has been fantastic, has been overshadowed by the realities of how COVID-19 is affecting our community and world. As the coronavirus situation evolves rapidly, we are immediately responding with best practices to ensure health and safety for everyone involved with Vermillion Growers and our community.
In our last update, we showed you the first of the erected walls of the warehouse. Since then, our amazing on-site crew has been working diligently, and we are thrilled to report that approximately 75% of the warehouse walls are now standing. Framing and erection of the remaining quarter is next, and then the exterior walls will be complete.
One thing to remember about our warehouse is just how big a part of the overall project it is: The warehouse has a site footprint of 250 feet by 70 feet, and the exterior walls are 20 feet high!
Our roof trusses, which we are not storing on site until we need them, will be installed once all of the walls are completed.
We look forward with optimism as we continue to invest in food, people, and community. Stay well, everyone!