Yanick Gervais Appointed President and CEO of Olymel

November 15, 2021 Olymel

Ghislain Gervais, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Olymel, is proud to announce the appointment of Yanick Gervais as President and CEO of Olymel L.P. Yanick Gervais was chosen to succeed to Réjean Nadeau, who passed away from cancer on October 14. Given that Mr. Nadeau was unable to perform his duties, Yanick Gervais had already been appointed as interim CEO on October 7. Until now, he had held the position of Senior Vice President, Operations at Olymel and was responsible for managing over 30 pork and poultry processing plants, mostly in Quebec but also in Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick. He was also overseeing the company’s logistics and engineering departments.

Olymel Announces the Passing of its President and CEO, Réjean Nadeau

October 15, 2021 Olymel l.p.

It is with deep sadness that Olymel’s management announces the passing of its President and CEO, Réjean Nadeau. Mr. Nadeau, 71, succumbed to a sudden and virulent cancer.  He passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Rougemont. He is survived by his children, Catherine and Frédéric; his grandchildren, Charlie-Rose, Eliam, Milo, Axel and Marly; his partner, Maryse Gauvin; his colleagues in management, as well as those Olymel employees who had the privilege of working with him. His family, who have all Olymel’s support in this difficult time, will soon announce the date and location of a memorial.

Following An Investment Of Over $30M and 80 New Jobs, Olymel Poultry Processing Plant Launches New Pre-Packaging Activities

September 29, 2021 Olymel l.p.

After a year of work and an investment of over $30 million, the poultry slaughterhouse and cutting plant in St-Damase in Montérégie Est has opened its new pre-packaging facilities. This major work—which enabled the plant to add additional cutting, deboning and tray packing lines, as well as install state-of-the-art equipment—was done without impacting normal operations, which is a remarkable feat.

Olymel Announces the Permanent Closure Of Its Pork Further Processing Plant in Henryville – Employees Invited to Relocate Within the Company

September 16, 2021 Olymel l.p.

Olymel management has announced the permanent closure of its Henryville, pork further processing plant in the Montérégie region. This decision will take effect on November 12 under the provisions of Quebec’s Labor Standards Act and will result in the abolition of 29 jobs. The employees affected by this decision, most of whom are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 501, were all informed this morning through a meeting and a personalized letter. All employees will be offered relocation in nearby Olymel facilities in the Montérégie region.

Olymel Announces the Resumption of Operations at its Vallée-Jonction Hog Slaughterhouse and Cutting Plant in Beauce

September 1, 2021 Olymel l.p.

Olymel’s management is pleased with the result of the vote by the members of the Olymel workers union in Vallée-Jonction (CSN) ratifying the agreement in principle and the return-to-work protocol reached on August 29. The vote was held earlier today and puts an end to the strike that began on April 28 at its hog slaughterhouse and cutting plant in Vallée-Jonction, in Beauce. The new six-year collective agreement will expire in March 2027.