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NB poultry processor looking to hire

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General chicken processing Groupe Westco Inc. Hiring Olymel L.P Sunnymel

Looking to fill some 250 jobs at new Sunnymel plant

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Sunnymel, a partnership between Quebec meats processor Olymel L.P. and New Brunswick poultry processor Groupe Westco Inc. are looking to hire 250 people for their soon-to-be-completed poultry facility in the Village of Clair, NB.

Along with unskilled laborers and office workers, the abattoir and processor is seeking electricians, mechanics, safety personnel and more for the new plant to be completed by the autumn of 2012.

The new Sunnymel plant will have a weekly processing capacity of 12,000 birds and hour or 450,000 birds, with a daily pick-up of feathers and by-products.


Daily water consumption at the facility is expected to be around 2,200 meters cubed, supplied by the municipal network. Regarding the daily input of 1,800 meters cubed of screened wastewater, it will be treated primarily at the site’s extremeity with dissolved air flottator, have daily sludge trailer pick-up, use a secondary treatment with a biological sequential batch reactor.

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About Olymel

Olymel L.P., one of Canada’s largest pork and chicken processors with 10,000 employees and plants in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta, it has yearly sales of $2-billionual sales exporting nearly half its production.

About Groupe Westco

One of the largest chicken processors in Canada, Groupe Westco Inc. owns and operates its own hatcheries, breeding farms and shipping companies.


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