Agropur to close Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville milk processing plant
Dairy producer says existing facility doesn't fit into its reorganization plans.
LONGUEUIL, Que. — Agropur Cooperative has announced plans to close its Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville milk processing plant by may 2016 as part of the dairy producer’s reorganization plans.
The company said considering the age and condition of the building at the plant, significant investments would have been necessary to keep it operational. Its location in downtown Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville does not allow room for future expansion.
The plant’s production will be moved to other Agropur facilities.
Agropur expects the closure to affect up to 67 full-time and 27 temporary employees.
Founded in 1938, Agropur is a dairy cooperative made up of 3,473 dairy producer members and 8,000 employees. The company processes more than 5.4 billion litres of milk per year at 40 North American plants across North America. Its brands include Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Sealtest and iögo.