ST-HYACINTHE, Que.—Canadian meat processing firm Olymel has announced plans to invest $11 million to modernize its pork processing plant in St-Henri-de-Lévis, Que.
The funds will cover the costs of a new a smoker, chillers, packaging equipment and a small 3,000 square-foot addition at the facility, which is located across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City. The equipment upgrades will allow the company to boost its production of sausages, Bologna, pepperoni, salami, smoked ham and other such products by about 20 million kilograms per year.
“This $11 million investment in St-Henri-de-Lévis is part of our commitment to remain a leader in our industry in Quebec and Canada, and to improve our competitive edge,” the company’s president and CEO, said.
Made in connection to negotiations with its unionized workforce, Olymel said the investment will create 30 new jobs.