Construction on the new facility will begin in spring 2018 pending prior approval from the city of Beloeil. Exceldor will own the new facility and will select a specialized logistics company to manage day-to-day operations.
“The distribution center’s design will greatly increase effectiveness and optimize our processes,” René Proulx, president and CEO of Exceldor, said in a statement. “Destined to become a veritable logistical nerve center, it will link our many production sites to the ultimate delivery to our customers.”
Levis, Quebec-based Exceldor is a poultry processing cooperative with revenues of approximately $700 million. The cooperative operates production facilities in Saint-Anselme, Saint-Damase, Saint-Bruno-de Montarville and Saint-Agapit as well as in Hanover, Ontario. Exceldor processes 1.5 million air- or water-chilled poultry and turkeys per week for retail, foodservice and secondary processing.
Exceldor also co-owns Unidindon and Giannone Poultry in Quebec, and Golden Valley in Ontario. The company markets poultry products under several brand names, including Exceldor and Butterball.