Formally incorporated in 1998, the Malting Industry Association of Canada (MIAC) represents four member companies who process more than one million tonnes of malting barley each year, in six plants located in Canada's four westernmost provinces.

Canada Malting Company Limited

The largest MIAC member, Canada Malting produces 450,000 metric tonnes of malt each year, which is roughly half of Canada’s annual malt output.  Selling to brewers, distillers and food producers around the world, it operates malthouses in Calgary, Montreal and Thunder Bay and operates nine country elevators through its Canada Malting Grain group.  Elevators are distributed among Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba which allows convenient transportation access to its malting operations.  Three warehouse operations in Canada and five more distributed across the US ensures efficient product storage and access to end users.

Canada Malt’s widely-distributed elevator locations allow its employees to build and maintain close relationships with elevators operators and local growers, thereby ensuring the supply of reliable, high quality barley. 

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Prairie Malt Limited

Processing 220,000 metric tonnes of barley each year, Prairie Malt is MIAC’s second largest member.  Established in 1974, the company is proud of its tradition of putting a high value on its product and its people. Operating under the management of the Saskatchewan government from 1977 to 1989, the Biggar plant was purchased as a joint venture between Schreier Malting Company and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.  In 1998, Cargill Inc. purchased Schreier’s controlling interest in the company.  The Wheat Pool – Canada’s largest agricultural marketing cooperative – merged with Agricore United in 2008 to form Viterra Inc., now a minority shareholder of Prairie Malt Limited.  With the reach of Cargill Inc. – 11 malt plants in nine countries on three continents – Prairie Malt has a global vantage point.  Its equipment and processing options combine the best of Canadian and international know-how and experience.

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Rahr Malting Company

The third largest MIAC member, Rahr’s Canadian operation processes 140,000 metric tonnes of barley each year – one quarter of the country’s total.  Rahr’s parent company in Minnesota was established in 1847. The Alix malting plant is located in central Alberta, allowing the company convenient access to Canadian and American transportation and distribution networks.

Rahr’s Canadian subsidiary site in Alix was constructed in 1993 and, like its fellow MIAC members, its location puts it squarely within Canada’s most productive barley growing area. Rahr supplies both large and craft brewing companies with malt and other brewing products and supports.  The company prides itself on a tradition of working directly with farmers.  Producer relationships and direct delivery to the malthouse provide assurance of product identity.

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Malteurop Canada Limited

Though the smallest by capacity, processing 90,000 metric tonnes or 10 percent of Canada’s barley each year, MaltEurop is part of the MaltEurop Group, a large, multinational parent company with 23 plants in 12 countries.  Purchasing ADM Malting in 2008, MaltEurop has continued to upgrade its Winnipeg plant and build a reputation for excellence among brewing customers. 

MaltEurop is experienced in managing trade issues across jurisdictions.  It brings a unique perspective to the Canadian malting industry regarding issues that affect the current international trading environment.

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