The management of Olymel announces a $3 million investment at its pork processing facility in Vallée-Jonction in the Beauce, as well as the creation of 160 new jobs. This investment will be used to install a ham deboning table, which requires redevelopment of the butchering and chilled fresh products storage room. Ham deboning is a new operation for this facility. Work is slated to begin in November and will continue through to February 2017 without requiring any interruption in the facility's current operations.

"This investment will allow the Vallée-Jonction facility to continue serving its markets more efficiently. This change is also an integral part of the reorganization of Olymel's fresh pork sector in Quebec with a view to optimizing performance and improving efficiency. The addition of 160 new jobs over and above the current workforce will bring the number of employees at our facility in Vallée-Jonction to nearly 1200, which boosts the economic impact of our operations in the Beauce and the greater Québec City region," noted Olymel CEO Réjean Nadeau.

The Olymel plant in Vallée-Jonction currently has more than 1,000 employees and serves the vast Japanese market in particular, for which it produces fresh chilled pork, a popular product in that country. The Vallée-Jonction facility also supplies raw materials to the pork further processing facility at St-Henri-de-Lévis on the South Shore of Quebec.

In the context of this investment and the manpower needs it entails, Olymel has also launched a major recruitment campaign in the greater Quebec City region and the Beauce. This campaign relies on vehicles such as radio and regional newspapers, a presence in the Publisac, and individual interviews with all interested candidates.

Source: Olymel L.P.