Grannys announces investment in plant

Granny's announces investment in plant

Granny's Poultry, the Canadian processor, is expanding its plant in Blumenort in a bid to grow the business and improve efficiency.

The C$37m (US$25.5m) project will see new equipment new equipment for processing, chilling, packaging and grading poultry installed at the site in the province of Manitoba. It is receiving support from the provincial government worth C$2.5m.

"The expansion and upgrading of our processing facilities will keep Granny's growing and competitive for years to come. Investing in state-of-the-art equipment will improve production efficiencies and help us develop new market opportunities for Manitoba poultry," CEO Craig Evans said.

Granny's Poultry distributes fresh and frozen chicken and turkey across the country.

Chairman Barclay Uruski added: "This investment ensures our farmer-owners have a viable processor to buy their production long term.  It also demonstrates the commitment that our farmer-owners have to the Manitoba poultry industry and to providing quality poultry products to consumers across Canada."