Construction of Sunnymel Plant Enters New Phase

February 17, 2012
By Sunnymel
February 17, 2012 - Construction of the Sunnymel chicken cutting and slaughtering plant in Clair, New Brunswick has entered a new phase with the erection of the steel structures that form the framework of the building.
Ironworkers are raising the columns with a crane. This part of the construction should be completed within six weeks, for the beginning of spring. Meanwhile, a team is busy purchasing production equipment, with delivery expected in early July. As expected, the plant should start operations in November.
Sunnymel is also continuing its collaboration with Enterprise Madawaska in the manpower recruiting process, which began last December and is designed to meet the needs of the future plant. Over 150 applications have been submitted to date. The recruitment campaign will intensify in April, when a team of recruiters will be on site and additional information will be made available.
Sunnymel is a business partnership formed by the producer Westco and the processor Olymel l.p. Construction of the new plant represents an investment of over $40 million and will create close to 250 permanent jobs. It will have a slaughtering capacity of 450,000 chickens.

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