Sherbrooke Smuckers plant to ­undergo major expansion

Sherbrooke Smuckers plant to ­undergo major expansion

Sherbrooke plant manager Dominique Mathieu (left) and Smuckers Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations Todd Campbell (right) were with International Development Minister and Compton-Stanstead MP Marie-Claude Bibeau on Monday morning for the ­announcement that the Federal Government will be helping to fund an $11.7 million expansion and renovation at the company's Sherbrooke facility.

Photo credit : Gordon Lambie

The Smuckers plant on Wellington Street South in Sherbrooke is getting ready for a large scale expansion and renovation over the next two years, funded with the support of the Federal Government’s Dairy Processing Investment Fund. “This company has a vision for the future,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and MP for Compton-Stanstead at the plant on Monday morning, explaining that Ottawa will provide up to $1.8 million for the $11.7 million modernization project. “With this investment in Sherbrooke, the company who already supplies Canada with Eagle Brand and Carnation products will expand its offering and, with that, increase demand for Canadian milk by almost 4 million tons. This is good news for our dairy farmers!” See full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 12 edition of The Record.

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