Olymel administration has introduced at present (Sept 10) the beginning of a second slaughter shift at its newly renovated hog slaughtering, slicing, and boning plant at Ange-Gardien, Montérégie (previously Agromex – F. Ménard).
The addition and $3 million funding has created 150 new jobs thus far, bringing the variety of workers over the 700 mark, with 100 further positions anticipated to be crammed within the coming months.
The renovation work, introduced final February, was accomplished on schedule says the corporate. Enhancements embrace the addition of refrigeration house and freezing capability, the enlargement of the cafeteria and parking areas, and the upgrading of wastewater remedy tools.
The plant’s weekly slaughter capability will improve from 25,000 to 35,000 hogs within the coming weeks. This improve in slaughter quantity must also assist enhance the backlog of hogs awaiting slaughter, whose numbers have reached an unprecedented stage in Quebec.
Réjean Nadeau, president and CEO of Olymel says that the rise in slaughter capability fulgils the event targets Olymel set when it acquired F. Ménard.
“This investment will also allow our company to increase its production of value-added products, such as chilled pork, a product that is particularly popular in the Japanese market that the Ange-Gardien plant already serves, in addition to the domestic market,” says Nadeau. “In a difficult period, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, this increase in activity will generate optimism and positive economic spin-offs for the entire Montérégie region. I would like to salute the collaboration of the Agromex workers’ union represented by the Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD) for their openness and collaboration throughout the development of this growth project.”