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Liberté invests $12 million in one plant, closes another


Quebec yogurt-maker Liberté announced a $12 million dollar investment in its St-Hyacinthe facilities, and the closure of the Brossard plant.

Liberté’s Brossard plant is outdated and will affect 85 jobs with the production being transferred to the St-Hyacinthe plant, which has rapidly expanded to 50 employees in 2011 from 19 in 2008. An additional 50 jobs will be created with the plant expansion.

"By investing in St-Hyacinthe, the factory is going to be able to take care of all production from Brossard while allowing a significant increase in production,” said Martin Valiquette,Liberté general manager, . “This will help us to supply our markets with our consumer-praised products, notably to meet market demand in North America and the phenomenal boom for Liberté Grec brand products."

Established in 1936, Liberté, which is now affiliated to Yoplait France, and employs 560 people across Canada.

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