Hylife Ltd. is investing up to $125 million to modernize and expand to its integrated pork production and processing system
Manitoba pork processor HyLife Ltd. has announced an investment up to $125 million to modernize and expand to its integrated pork production and processing system, beginning as early as 2017. According to a Hylife news release, this will include another expansion of Hylife’s flagship pork processing facility in Neepawa, Man.
“HyLife’s investment into growing our Japanese and Chinese markets has been very rewarding and is sending the signal that we can do more,” says Hylife president, Claude Vielfaure. “This new investment in Manitoba will mean not only more jobs across the province but a greater demand for value-added pork thanks to our integrated system and our great primary producer partners.”
The reinvestment back into Hylife’s integrated system is necessary to meet growing demand and address international competitive pressure, according to the Hylife news release.
The company envisions expanding the Neepawa plant by moving to a full double shift, as well as adopting innovative technologies to improve yields and processes and increase shelf life. Hylife also plans to construct new finishing barns and a feed mill. This is expected to bring up to 165 new jobs to the communities HyLife operates in, increasing its total employee base to approximately 2,000.