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.

Great Lakes Cheese picks Franklinville, NY for New Factory

September 15, 2021 David Robinson, Buffalo News

Great Lakes Cheese will build a more than $500 million cheese factory in Franklinville, ending a two-year search by the company for a replacement for its Cuba facility.

Smithfield Foods Stops Slaughtering Pigs at U.S. Hometown Plant

July 16, 2021 Tom Polansek, Reuters

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, has stopped slaughtering pigs in the United States’ so-called ham capital, where the company was founded 85 years ago.

Prairie Farms Employees Out of a Job as Homewood Milk Plant Closing

Illinois-based Prairie Farms announced its milk plant will close July 31. There is no word on how many workers were employed at the facility.

Wholestone Farms Sioux Falls Processing Plant has Big Implications for Pork Producers

July 5, 2021 Bridget Bennett, KELO

Adding a second pork producing plant in Sioux Falls; the new proposal by Wholestone Farms, a farmer-owned company, would bring a $500 million dollar processing facility to the south east corner of I-229 and Benson road.