By Gordon Lambie
The Sherbrooke facilities of rubber production company Soucy Techno will be getting an overhaul over the next two to three years thanks to $12 million in financial assistance from the provincial and federal governments announced on Wednesday morning. The support will enable the business to acquire specialized equipment, including a new rubber mixing line; expand its existing building; and increase the capacity of its electrical room.
Soucy Techno is a subsidiary of the Soucy Group, which is based in Drummondville but has facilities around the world.
Jasmin Villeneuve, General Manager of the Soucy Group, explained that Soucy Techno is focused on the production of a base mixture that can then be used by a variety of other rubber products.
“You can think of it like Soucy Techno making cake batter and our other companies or other clients cook that batter along with other ingredients,” Villeneuve said.