CANADA, Red Deer, Alberta. Olymel management is announcing an investment of $2 mill. to convert a section of its pork processing plant in Red Deer, Alberta. The investment aims to equip the plant to manufacture fresh sausages for the Western Canadian market. This new processing activity will require modernized refrigeration facilities as well as new equipment in a separate section of the plant. The work will begin in mid-July and will create 20 new jobs which will be added to the current workforce of more than 1,400 employees.
Olymel L.P. is Canada's leader in the production, processing and distribution of pork and poultry meats. The Company has made feeding the world its mission, which it pursues passionately with products of impeccable quality. The company employs over 11,000 persons and has production and processing facilities in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. Olymel exports nearly a third of its total sales. Its annual sales are on the order of $ 3.2 bn. The company markets its products mainly under the Olymel, Lafleur and Flamingo brands.