February 11, 2021
Olymel to invest US$7 million for expansion of pork processing facility in Quebec, Canada
Canadian pork and poultry products company Olymel announced on February 6 a CAD$9 million (US$7,088,535) plan to expand its Ange-Gardien pork processing facility in Montérégie-Est, Quebec, Canada.
The expansion will add a second shift to the hog slaughtering, cutting and deboning plant.
Olymel took possession of the Quebec plant in January 2020 as part of its acquisition of Canadian pork firm F. Ménard.
"With this investment, our company will have the opportunity to devote a greater part of its activities to value-added products and will be able to consolidate its position in its domestic and international markets," said Réjean Nadeau, president of Olymel, in a statement. "With the completion of this project, Olymel remains a major player in the agri-food processing industry in Quebec and Canada, and is helping create stable jobs that are revitalising our regions, in this case, Montérégie."
Olymel also plans to add more freezing capacity, enlarge the facility's cafeteria and worker's parking areas. The new shift will enable the company to increase slaughtering capacity from 25,000 to 35,000 hogs and can even ramp up to 50,000 per week if market demands or deliveries increases.
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