Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. – Olymel has announced it will invest more than $10 million in its poultry processing plant in Saint-Hyacinthe. Updates to the facility include expansion and modernization, and will help increase the production capacity of cooked products to meet growing consumer demand.
The facility includes a boning operation, and produces cooked and breaded chicken products under its own brands and for private label.
Approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of work and storage space will be added to the plant, and will feature a third cooking line, a spice warehouse and two loading docks. In addition the company will redevelop the individually quick frozen section of the plant.
The facility upgrades are scheduled for completion in April 2015.
“With this major investment, Olymel is responding to customer demand from both the retail and HRI (hotels, restaurants, institutions) sectors for pre-cooked chicken products, which save time and improve efficiency in the kitchen,” said Olymel president and CEO Réjean Nadeau in making the announcement. “By relying on product quality and efficient customer service as well, Olymel intends to increase its market share.”