Official Opening of Sunnymel plant, Clair, New Brunswick

CLAIR, NB., May 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - At a ceremony attended by more than 700 guests on Friday, May 17, Premier David Alward presided over the official opening of the Sunnymel chicken slaughterhouse and cutting plant in Clair, New Brunswick. The completion of this ultramodern plant, with a slaughtering and butchering capacity of 450,000 chickens per week, required an investment of $55 million. The plant employs some 200 persons. It will serve the Maritimes market, as well as other distribution networks in Canada. Sunnymel is owned by a partnership between New Brunswick producer, Westco, and Canadian agrifood processing and distribution giant, Olymel.

Image with caption: "From left to right in the photo : Marco Morneau, employee, Sunnymel; Claude Chapdelaine, Manager of the Sunnymel plant; Pierre Michaud, Mayor of the Village of Clair; the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; Réjean Nadeau, President and CEO of Olymel; the Honourable David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick; Thomas Soucy, President and CEO of Westco; Yvon Bonenfant, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Madawasla-les-Lacs; Martin Rondeau, Vice President of Operations, Poultry, Olymel; and Jacques Ouellet, employee, Sunnymel. (CNW Group/Sunnymel (Olymel-Westco))". Image available at:

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