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Minister Bibeau and MP Lauzon announce significant investment to boost production at La Fromagerie Montebello

MONTEBELLO, QC - The Canadian dairy sector is a vital pillar of rural communities and a key driver of the economy. The Government of Canada is dedicated to providing the support needed for dairy processing facilities to increase production and remain well-positioned for the future.

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, accompanied by Stéphane Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, announced investments totalling over $1.3 million that will be used to upgrade equipment, increase productivity and production capacity and allow La Fromagerie Montebello to expand its operations.

La Fromagerie Montebello is receiving up to $750,157 through the Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF) to purchase new equipment that will help increase production and reduce costs. It is expected that La Fromagerie Montebello will increase its use of milk for the production of its cheeses by 60 percent.

La Fromagerie Montebello has also received support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, which invested up to $600,000 through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program to cover the purchase of digital secondary processing equipment, including packaging, portioning and thermoforming machines and a plate pasteurizer; as well as the costs related to the expansion and renovation of a recently acquired building.

Source : Cision

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