Canadian Manufacturing

Building materials firm Soprema invests $42.8M to build new Quebec plant

The company's fourth Quebec manufacturing site will create 56 new jobs in Sherbrooke

September 26, 2017  by Canadian Staff

SHERBROOKE, Que.—French building products company Soprema is expanding its Canadian operations by adding a new plant in Sherbrooke, Que.

The $42.8 million site will become the company’s fourth manufacturing facility in the province and is expected to create 56 new jobs in the southern Quebec city.

Soprema, which makes roofing, insulation and other building materials, plans to manufacture extruded polystyrene insulation panels at the new Sherbrooke plant.

Both the federal and provincial governments have pledged considerable investments to land the new investment. Ottawa’s CED has granted the company $8.5 million in assistance for the project, while the Quebec government will invest $1.5 million as well as grant the company a $5 million loan.