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Westeel Bins Completed by FWS in the First of Four CWB Sites

Posted: May 11, 2015

WINNPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – Westeel is pleased to announce its strategic alliance with the FWS Group of Companies whereby it will provide Westeel Centurion bins and Westeel Catwalk systems for four different CWB (formerly the Canadian Wheat Board) locations. FWS was contracted by CWB to construct four new grain terminals in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada.

Press Release

The first of the four projects for CWB completed by FWS is in Bloom, Manitoba where two Westeel Centurion grain bins measuring 24 meters (78 feet) in diameter and 28 meters (91 feet) in height have been constructed with a 48-meter long (157 feet) Westeel Catwalk. The two bins include Westeel’s patented commercial roof and a total capacity of 609,140 bushels. The Catwalk system boasts a dual walkway, bar grating floor, and a conveyor path measuring 0.70 meters (27 ½ inches) in width.

"We have a long-standing relationship with Westeel and appreciate the precise manufacturing and quality engineering that goes into their products," said Rori Bouchard, Sr. Project Manager with the FWS Group of Companies.

"FWS and CWB are industry leaders in agriculture and it’s a great opportunity for Westeel to partner with them and showcase the high quality manufacturing and construction capabilities we have here in the Canadian prairies" said Denis Tétrault, Business Manager, North America with Westeel.

The other three sites are in Colonsay, Saskatchewan; Pasqua, Saskatchewan; and St. Adolphe, Manitoba.

About Westeel

Westeel is a division of Vicwest Inc. Westeel’s comprehensive catalogue of products includes a wide range of on-farm and commercial grain handling and storage solutions for today’s agricultural industry, as well as storage and containment solutions to meet the needs of the petroleum, water and industrial sectors. Westeel has sales and engineering offices in Canada, the United States, Spain, Italy and India and manufacturing facilities in Canada and Italy. The company exports its products across all continents. Vicwest Inc. is traded on the TSX under the symbol VIC.

About FWS Group of Companies

FWS Group of Companies (FWS) is a design-build General Contractor with a fully integrated approach to design and construction that unifies owner, consultants and suppliers into a results-oriented building team. The approach promotes single-source accountability, improved cost control, shortened time frames and a relationship that keeps clients coming back again and again. FWS has successfully completed numerous projects in the Agricultural sector using the design-build project delivery process. Our commitment to the customer preserves our excellent reputation and the principles of precision, professionalism, efficiency and quality control are all hallmarks of our success. FWS is headquartered in Winnipeg but also has branch offices in Calgary AB, Vancouver BC and Fargo ND.

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For more information, please contact:

André Granger, President and General Manager

(204) 233-7133 agranger@westeel.com