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New pea processing plant in the works near Portage la Prairie

Will be the largest facility dedicated to pea-protein processing in the world.


WINNIPEG — A French company plans to build a $400-million pea-processing facility near Portage la Prairie in Manitoba.

Roquette says the operation will be the largest facility dedicated to pea-protein processing in the world and is to employ about 150 people.

The company says the facility will establish stronger markets for Canadian farmers and help supply a growing global demand for products such as high-protein sport nutrition food.

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler says peas are a sustainable crop and good for the environment, because they need less water and nitrogen than other crops.

Construction is scheduled to start before the end of the year.

Roquette employs more than 8,000 people worldwide.

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3 Comments » for New pea processing plant in the works near Portage la Prairie
  1. Dan Fontaine says:

    Congratulations Portage La Prairie what a fantastic opportunity. Best wishes! This plant is the perfect example of the value added AG processing that Provincial and National Economic Development programs need to focus on! Canada continues to play a significant role in feeding the world. Our largest industry of opportunity, we can make it bigger, better, and stronger, by producing products to sell around the world.

  2. Doug White says:

    The Manitoba government should be congratulated for it’s foresight of encouraging and publically endorsing this project and kudo’s to those who helped bring it about for the people of Manitoba and Canada.

    Good Job!

  3. An amazing investment in Canada for which we are thankful.

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