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New Montreal-area food plant to begin operations in September

Chambly, QC -- May 27, 2002 -- According to a report by Industrial Information Resources, Cargill Inc. of Minneapo...


Chambly, QC — May 27, 2002 — According to a report by Industrial Information Resources, Cargill Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn., is expecting to complete construction of a new $45-million plant in Chambly, Que., by September 2002.

The plant will process meat into beef, pork, minced meat, and sausage products ready for sale. Construction of the 130,000-sq ft plant began in late 2001. Chambly is located about 25 km west of Montreal.

Cargill, a subsidiary of Excel Corp of Wichita, Kansas, is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and also one of the largest food processing and commercialization companies in Canada. It has three plants of this kind in North America, as well as being active in the processing of eggs, malt and oilseeds, producing animal feed, salt, flax fibre and fertilizer, and storing and commercializing grain. Excel Corp. specializes in the beef and pork-packing industry and has over 20,000 employees worldwide.

Industrial Information Resources Inc. (IIR) is a fee-based information source for market intelligence covering the industrial process, manufacturing, and energy related markets. For more information on trends and upcoming construction activities in the food and beverage, energy and other industrial markets, visit www.industrialinfo.com.