LONGUEUIL, QC, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Agropur cooperative announced today that it will build a new head office to be connected to the Fine Cheese Business Unit's existing building in Longueuil, alongside Highway 30, in the St-Hubert borough. Construction will begin in March 2014. The building will house more than 600 employees when it opens in early 2016.
"Our new workplace will be a tool to promote communication and capture synergies between our various business units," said Robert Coallier, CEO of Agropur. "We want to build an environment that is stimulating for our existing teams and responsive to the needs of future generations."
"The Agropur head office will create a new working dynamic for our people," said Agropur President Serge Riendeau. "This state-of-the-art LEED-certified building will improve our efficiency and energize our internal functioning by increasing the well-being of individuals and work teams."
The building will serve both as Agropur's head office and as an administrative centre. It will house Agropur's corporate departments and some of its operating sectors under one roof, in an environment that encourages communication and discussion, features practical and accessible meeting places, and affords a view of the woods. The new building will be surrounded by green space and indoor and outdoor parking will be available for employees and visitors.
Founded in 1938, Agropur is an important player in the North American dairy industry. With sales of nearly $3.8 billion, the Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,400 dairy producer owners and 6,300 employees. Agropur processes more than 3.3 billion litres of milk per year in its 31 plants across North America and boasts an impressive line of products that includes such prestigious brands as Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Central Dairies, Sealtest, Island Farms, Olympic, Agropur Grand Cheddar and iögo. Visit www.agropur.com
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