Olymel L.P., Canada, announced plans to cease operations at its Triomphe Foods’ Vanier plant in Québec City, Canada, effective May 10, affecting 47 employees.

As a result, the Vanier plant's activities, such as the production of cretons, bologna, pepperoni and spaghetti sauce will now be carried out at its Blainville plant, north of Montréal, Canada, which will require an additional $2 million investment and create 30 jobs.

“Olymel's management made the difficult decision to close the Vanier plant in the general interest of the company. In all the scenarios considered, the costs of modernizing the Vanier plant would not have allowed us to achieve profitability. This decision will enable us to strengthen our production centers for the future, to invest in achieving even more efficiency and even to create new jobs, as will be the case in Blainville. I want to thank all the employees of the Vanier plant for their work over the years. I asked that measures be taken to recognize their years of service and relocate them to one of our other facilities, and I hope that everyone will choose to stay with Olymel,” says Réjean Nadeau, president and CEO.

Olymel acquired Triomphe Foods in June 2018, in a transaction that included three plants in Blainville and Laval in the Montréal area and in Vanier in Québec City.