Labatt Breweries invests in production enhancements
Labatt Breweries of Canada is investing in Alberta’s economy and creating jobs with a $119 million capital program.
Alberta and Edmonton will benefit from the investment, with $69.2 million going directly into Labatt’s Edmonton brewery to expand production capacity and help create 25 local jobs in Edmonton.
“We’re proud of our history in Alberta with almost 60 years of brewing beer in Edmonton and serving Albertans across the province,” said Kyle Norrington, President, Labatt Breweries Canada. “As the province continues its post-pandemic recovery, this investment is one more step in the right direction, with new jobs, economic growth and the type of innovation that continues to make Alberta a great place to live, work and do business.”
The Edmonton brewery investment will support new technology, equipment, product lines and upgrades to the brewhouse and control room. It will fund 30,000 square feet of new warehouse space, and a 30,000-square-foot ready-to-drink building to support expanded brewing type and capacity.
“It’s great to be at Labatt’s Edmonton Brewery with more exciting news about Alberta’s economic recovery. Labatt is investing $119 million into Alberta, with $69 million of that right here in our capital region – to buy new equipment, technology and upgrades. This is a vote of confidence in Alberta’s recovery, creating dozens of new jobs right here in Edmonton, and even more across the province through economic impacts. This is more proof that Alberta’s Recovery Plan is powering our economy and getting Albertans back to work,” said Jason Kenney, Premier, Alberta.