LEVIS, Que.—Canadian poultry co-op Exceldor plans to spend $35 million to build a new distribution centre just outside Montreal.
The company says its current facilities are operating all full capacity and the new site will bolster its logistical network as its business expands.
“The distribution centre’s design will greatly increase effectiveness and optimize our processes,” René Proulx, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Destined to become a veritable logistical nerve centre, it will link our many production sites to the ultimate delivery to our customers.”
The facility will cover 135,000 sq. ft. and create jobs for about 60 workers.
Exceldor has selected a site in Beloeil, Que., near Quebec’s Highway 20, for the distribution centre. The company plans to break ground on the construction project next spring and open the facility in early 2019.
The poultry firm said it plans to contract out operations at the facility to a specialized logistics company.