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Bridor invests $40M to expand its Boucherville plant

European-style bakery projects an 80% increase in production capacity.

January 31, 2017   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL — Bridor is investing $40 million to double the size of its Boucherville, Que. baking facility where it makes bread and Viennese pastries.

The expansion will increase the plant’s production capacity by 80% and create up to 60 additional jobs in the area.

“The company has witnessed exponential growth in recent years and this investment shows just how committed we are to continuously improving our offering,” said Bridor CEO Jean François Duquesne, in a statement. “We are proud to combine our traditional European baking know-how with cutting-edge industrial technology.”

The company, owned by Le Duff Group, said expanding the Boucherville plant will broaden its range of products. Several of the new jobs will go to operators who will be responsible for state of the art production lines.

The $40 million dedicated to the Boucherville project is part of a global investment of $563 million initiated by Le Duff, a French restaurant conglomerate, in its French and North American operations that will span five years.

Bridor has an in house R&D department and more than 700 employees at its four plants in North America, 500 of whom work in Canada.


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