The Redwood Group and Stricks have formed a new company, Stricks Ag, which intends to further develop operations founded by Stricks.

Stricks Ag will operate the processing facility in Chester, Montana, US, as well as various operations across Montana and central Canada.

The Chester facility will be engaged in cleaning and sorting pulse and speciality grain products in bulk, totes, and bags, which will be distributed throughout North America and overseas.

Furthermore, with its quality assurance and identity preserved programmes, the facility will be able to meet and fulfil stringent customer and regulatory requirements.

"The combination of Stricks and Redwood will allow us to accelerate the growth of our processing operations and expand our customer base."

Stricks Ag CEO Tyler Streit said: "The combination of Stricks and Redwood will allow us to accelerate the growth of our processing operations and expand our customer base. We've had a great relationship with Redwood as a customer and are excited to team with them.

“Our focus on supplying consistently high-quality product allows us to connect our local farmers directly to our end-users."

Redwood offers a wide range of products including whole grains, speciality crops, and energy products across the US, Canada, and exports products to customers worldwide.

The Redwood Group president Mike Kincaid said: "Stricks runs a first-class operation. Their origination strength and focus on the farmer, along with Montana's proven record of reliably growing premium quality pulses has built a strong foundation."