Canadian Firms Team Up to Build $34M Dry Pet Food Plant

September 5, 2019

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Canadian Firms Team Up to Build $34M Dry Pet Food Plant
A digital rendering of the planned dry pet food manufacturing plant. Image courtesy of Groupe Inovo and Groupe Legault

Poultry firm Groupe Inovo and Groupe Legault, the owner of the Mondou pet store chain, announced plans Wednesday to invest CAD$45 million (about $34 million) in a new dry dog and cat food manufacturing plant in Drummondville, QC. 

When construction on the 121,760-sq-ft plant reach completion, the plant will be operated under the name Jupiter. Work on the site is expected to last 18 months. 

“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, in a joint press release. “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.”

Groupe Inovo and Groupe Legault said they selected Drummondville as the location of the plant because of its proximity to highways and the U.S. border, enabling the firm to export products to the country more easily. 

The companies expect the plant to become operational by 2021. 

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