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$34M Factory Will Produce Dry Dog and Cat Food

It’s expected to open in early 2021.

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Groupe Inovo and Groupe Legault announce the creation of Jupiter, a state-of-the-art plant that will be located in Drummondville and will manufacture dry dog and cat food. This project worth nearly $45 million will help create some 50 new jobs over the next five years. (CNW Group/Groupe Inovo)

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC — The Groupe Inovo, a family poultry business, and Groupe Legault, a family business that owns Mondou pet store chain, are planning a C$45 million (US$34 million) manufacturing plant.

The facility, to be called Jupiter, will be located in Drummondville and will manufacture dry dog and cat food, according to a press release. It will create about 50 jobs over the next five years.

The plant will be located on Route 139 in the Drummondville Industrial Park, near highways 55 and 20 as well as the U.S. border.

The site was chosen “to allow the plant to be more agile in its exports to the United States,” according to the release.

Construction began in July and will take approximately 18 months to complete, with an expected opening in early 2021.

The project will be supported financially by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, Investissement Québec and Desjardins, in addition to Groupe Inovo and Groupe Legault.

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