August 26 2019  |  Catering

Government of Canada awards $2M to Fleury Michon

By Rick Lundstrom

Fleury Michon has been awarded a CN$2,000,000 repayable contribution from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) that will allow the company to expand by increasing production at its factory to approximately 10,000 tonnes of produce annually.

The funding was announced last week by Peter Schiefke, Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Youth) and to the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction. The Government of Canada assistance will allow Fleury Michon America to acquire new digital production equipment.

Founded in 1990, Rigaud, Quebec-based company Fleury Michon America prepares frozen meals for airline passengers, as well as fresh dishes that are sold in retail stores. It supplies the world's major air carriers, and employs nearly 400 people.

"The Government of Canada is committed to creating close partnerships with Quebec businesses to support their efforts to increase their productivity and competitiveness. Fleury Michon America actively contributes to the economic vitality of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, and is a source of pride for our region," said Schiefke, in last week's announcement.

"This funding will help our company achieve its production objectives and go ahead with its expansion project, thus strengthening its global position in the airline catering business,” said John Allard, Director General, Fleury Michon America.

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