Olymel proclaims closure of pork and poultry processing crops



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calendar icon 15 September 2023

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Olymel administration made a collection of bulletins this week as a part of measures to reorganise its enterprise strains and optimise operations at its services, in line with a company-issued press launch.

In Quebec’s contemporary pork sector, Olymel administration introduced the closure of its boning and packaging plant in Princeville, Centre-du-Québec. 

The closure impacts 301 workers. They’ve been given 16 weeks’ discover of termination. The corporate is rolling out a plan for many who want to be relocated inside the firm.

The plant will stop operations on November 10. 

“Immediately greater than ever, it’s essential to proceed to rethink our organisation with a purpose to optimise all of our actions,” stated Yanick Gervais, president and CEO of Olymel. “The contemporary pork business is slowly getting again on observe after two years of tumult that pressured us to reorganise our operations.”

“We explored numerous avenues for the Princeville plant, however we discovered that its operations might be dealt with in our three slaughtering, reducing and boning crops, specifically in St-Esprit, within the Lanaudière area, in Yamachiche, in Mauricie and in Ange-Gardien, in Montérégie West,” he added. “It’s with reluctance that we announce immediately the everlasting closure of the Princeville manufacturing facility. This choice, troublesome however crucial, is a part of Olymel’s want to proceed our efforts to return to profitability within the sector, for the advantage of our complete organisation.”

Paris, Ontario poultry additional processing plant to shut

Olymel administration has additionally introduced the closure of its poultry additional processing plant in Paris, Ontario. 

The closure impacts 93 workers. The ultimate date for cessation of operations is about for December 22. Staff who want to stick with Olymel can be given the choice to join a relocation program to allow them to proceed working at different firm crops situated within the area, inside Ontario.

The closure of the Paris plant signifies that its operations can be consolidated with these of the Oakville plant, additionally in Ontario, about 75 kilometres away. Within the coming weeks, refurbishment work will start on the Oakville plant, the place one of many two manufacturing strains at present primarily based in Paris can be put in. The work would require an funding of $8 million and, as soon as accomplished, will create 62 new jobs, bringing the whole quantity on the plant to 180. The Orenda plant in Brampton may also see its actions develop as a part of the restructuring, significantly in tumbling.

“With the Paris and Oakville crops each working within the poultry additional processing sector and situated a brief distance aside, Olymel discovered itself working two crops that have been working under their respective capacities,” defined Gervais. “Consolidating the operations of the 2 crops in Oakville will put an finish to this case and generate important good points in effectivity and financial savings, in addition to constructive outcomes for the Orenda poultry additional processing plant in Brampton and the Sainte-Rosalie plant in Montérégie Est, Quebec.”