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09/20/2021

Olymel closing Henryville, Que. plant

Operations will be moved to the company's other sites

Olymel is shutting down its pork further processing plant in Henryville, Quebec later this fall, and will pick up the work at other sites, the company said in a press release.

The meat packing company will close the 70,000-sq.-ft. facility on Nov. 12, impacting 29 plant employees. The company said those employees will have the opportunity to relocate to Olymel facilities nearby.

"Closing a facility is always a difficult decision,” said Olymel president and CEO Réjean Nadeau, in the release. “However, after careful evaluation of our capacities and needs in this production sector, we have concluded that the company already has the necessary facilities elsewhere to meet our customers' demand.”

Olymel, which took over the plant when it purchased F. Ménard's pork sector assets in January 2020, said it would soon make a decision on the future of the plant.