SAINT-HYACINTHE, QUE. — Olymel LP, a Canadian poultry and pork processor and distributor, designs to shut its even more processing services in Blainville and Laval, Que.
The business explained the selection was aspect of a reorganization started off in 2021 to enhance operations. The previous working day of functions is established for April 28, 2023. The Blainville and Laval crops have 134 and 36 personnel, respectively.
“The choice to near our two processing plants in Blainville and Laval is element of the reorganization that began far more than a yr in the past and is owing to the capacity of other facilities to produce the very same merchandise and as a result attain financial savings and efficiencies,” reported Yanick Gervais, president and chief government officer for Olymel.
Olymel reported it informed the United Food and Business Workers union (UFCW 1991P) representing the workers at the facility in Blainville along with the other employees in Laval. The business stated it gave 12 weeks’ observe of termination in accordance with the provisions of Quebec’s Act respecting labor requirements.
“I know that this is a tough determination for the impacted employees, but I want to reiterate our organization determination to relocate any who wish to do so in our other Olymel facilities,” Mr. Gervais included. “I imagine that modern announcement should help us to realize our operational optimization goals extra swiftly in the context of an unfavorable financial problems, with increasing uncooked content costs, labor shortages and the weak spot of specific markets all impacting the company’s profitability.”
The pork organization plans to give relocation options for personnel at other Olymel services that will be introduced in the coming weeks.
The two facilities that shut specialised in ham, pâtés and deli meats marketed under different model names, together with La Tour Eiffel and Nostrano. The organization stated most brands would be preserved, and manufacturing volumes would be taken care of by other Olymel facilities.
In November 2022, Olymel claimed it would shut its Saint-Hyacinthe pork processing plant, which is scheduled to stop working on Feb. 10.