It looks like a meat-processing plant that lost a facility in Quebec to fire will be leaning on a Cornwall facility to take up the slack in its operation.
Olymel announced Tuesday it won’t rebuild a bacon-processing facility in Princeville, Que. Instead, it says there is sufficient capacity at its Cornwall and Drummondville, Que. operations.
Lower volumes, declining hog production, fierce competition from U.S. manufacturers and the strong Canadian dollar were among the factors cited for the decision.
Some 180 workers employed at the closed bacon processing facility were eligible for temporary jobs at other Olymel facilities within 100 kilometres. About 90 employees signed up for the program which helped to fill positions, especially in Drummondville.