MISE & Agrave; DAY
Victim of the spring flood in 2019, the Vachon bakery in Sainte-Marie de Beauce has just completed the $ 10 million work to build a wall 848 meters long which should bring it up to date. 'shelter against future floods.
This significant investment is synonymous with commitment to Quebec, according to Marie-Ève Royer, Senior Vice-President, Processing at Bimbo Canada, Vachon Bakery.
With the completion of this project, the multinational has chosen to keep the original centenary site in Sainte-Marie in order to ensure its sustainability in the community. & nbsp;
” & nbsp; Work began in February 2021 & nbsp; “, said Guy Larochelle, operations manager at the Vachon bakery in Sainte-Marie. & nbsp;
To this is added another investment of $ 90 million for the reconstruction of the equipment and the repair of the damage caused to the building in 2019 which had affected production for several days.
The wall will strengthen the bakery's ability to maintain production in the event of future flooding. This factory is where Jos Louis, Ah Caramel, May West, Passion Flakie and many others are made. Nearly 500 people work there.
“& nbsp; We know that the Vachon bakery in Sainte-Marie is a very important employer. For Bimbo Canada, it was important to keep operations in place. This is one of the reasons that motivated this investment & nbsp; “, indicated M. & nbsp; Larochelle. & Nbsp;
This project was carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and the municipal authorities. & Nbsp; ;