HyLife has completed modernizing and upgrading its pork processing plant in La Broquerie, Man., creating up to 165 new jobs
Neepawa, Man. – HyLife, a Manitoba pork processor, has completed a $176-million expansion and upgrade of its La Broquerie, Man.-based plant.
In a statement on its website (“HyLife Invests $176 million in Integrated Pork Processing Assets” on April 5, 2018), the company says “the bulk of its investment” focused on modernizing the plant, which now boasts leading-edge technology.
HyLife announced that it was modernizing the plant back in November 2016 (“Manitoba pork processor HyLife announces expansion“).
The federal government and province of Manitoba invested $2 million towards the project.
In the statement, HyLife says it has been growing its markets in Japan, China, Mexico and South Korea – thanks to trade agreements.
Ralph Eichler, Manitoba’s minister of Agriculture, says in the statement that the expansion has been “an important investment for the province, creating new jobs and increasing Manitoba’s ability to meet market demand.”
HyLife produces 2.25 million hogs per year and processes two million hogs per year. The company exports pork to 20 countries.
The expansion will likely increase overall production by almost 15 per cent and create 165 new jobs across the Prairies.
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