Our PC Government and Roquette have announced a historic investment in the province’s food-processing industry. A new, $400-million pea-processing facility near Portage la Prairie will be built!
Once open, the facility is expected to create approximately 150 jobs with an estimated annual payroll of around $9 million. The facility will help to better serve customers in North America and globally with high-value nutritional choices including vegetarian foods and high-protein sport nutrition products.
Construction is expected to begin in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie before the end of 2017. Roquette is committed to working with local contractors, skilled trades and professional service providers, with approximately 350 full-time jobs anticipated during the project’s two-year design and construction phase.
Roquette chose Manitoba as the location for the new facility due to the quality of the workforce, the strength of its diverse economy, location as a transportation hub by air, rail and road to the rest of the continent, and access to reliable, sustainable and economical hydroelectric energy.
This new investment shows that under our PC Government, Manitoba is once again open for business!