New pet food processing plant takes shape in Drummondville
September 6, 2019
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Two family-run businesses – Groupe Inovo and Groupe Legault – are coming together to create Jupiter, a state-of-the-art plant that will manufacture dry dog and cat food.
Located in Drummondville, Que., the $45-million project will create some 50 new jobs over the next five years.
“Jupiter intends to position itself as a reference in the fields of science and food technology. Indeed, our two family businesses have always distinguished themselves because of our sense of innovation, our dynamism and our desire of diversification,” said Jean-Philippe Désilets, director at Groupe Inovo and Jules Legault, co-owner of Groupe Legault, in a joint statement. “We have decided to put our vision and our strengths together in the Jupiter project to promote compliance with the industry’s highest standards of food quality and safety. As we share the same values, the well-being of our employees, our customers and their animals are always at the heart of our companies’ activities and Jupiter factory is a natural fit in this approach.”
The project will receive some financing from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Investissement Québec and Desjardins.
Strategically located on Route 139 in the Drummondville Industrial Park, near highways 55 and 20 as well as the U.S. border, this location was chosen to allow the plant to be more agile in its exports to
The plant will have a surface area of 121,760 square feet on a 784,465 square feet of land. Construction began last July and will take approximately 18 months to complete, with an expected opening in early 2021.