RIGAUD, QC – Fleury Michon America is a leader in the preparation and distribution of prepared meals, notably for air carriers and big-box stores. To help it maintain its momentum, the business has been awarded a $2,000,000 repayable contribution from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. The funding will allow the company to go ahead with an expansion project and confirm its status as a leader in the air catering business by increasing production at its factory to approximately 10,000 tonnes of produce annually.
The funding was announced today by Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Youth) and to the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction. Specifically, this Government of Canada assistance will allow Fleury Michon America to acquire new digital production equipment.
Founded in 1990, Rigaud-based company Fleury Michon America prepares frozen meals for airline passengers, as well as fresh dishes that are sold in retail stores. It supplies the world’s major air carriers, and employs almost 400 people. The company aims to provide authentic, tasty, healthy and environmentally responsible products; moreover, its environmental protection efforts include the use of fully recyclable packaging.
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