ST-DAMASE, Que.—Pork and Poultry processor Olymel is investing $10 million to build an air chilling room in its poultry processing plant at St-Damase in the Montérégie, Que.
The Olymel abattoir in St-Damase specializes in chicken and is bringing additional production capacity online, enabling to serve the rotisserie and retail distribution sector.
The company says the investment in the St. Damase facility is expected to create ten new jobs.
“This major investment in our St-Damase plant reflects the dynamism of the poultry sector. Our company is equipping itself to better meet demand from its customers by boosting its production capacity, which also benefits the entire poultry sector in Quebec,” said Olymel L.P. president and CEO Réjean Nadeau.
The expansion will add 15,000 square feet to the rue Principale plant, bringing its total area to about 95,000 square feet—the plant was completely rebuilt in 1997 following a large fire.
The facility employs more than 350 employees on two shifts and the expansion is expected to be completed in September 2016.