La Laiterie Chagnon offers several products. (File photo)
The Laiterie Chagnon factory in Waterloo is for sale. The property, valued at $2.2 million, includes a soon to be vacant 32,000 square foot building and 135,000 square feet of land.
Spokesman The company in the file and president of the consulting firm Agro Québec, André Michaud, explains that the infrastructure is obsolete and that it no longer meets the needs and ambitions of Laiterie Chagnon.
However, he assures that this is not the end of the company, and speaks of a new business model as well as a growing partnership. He does not want to give more details at this time.
Discussions are ongoing. It is going very well. The plant is currently operational. There are products that are being produced as we speak at the dairy, but obviously with the aim that there are no shortages of stock, particularly […] concerns ice cream, since we are in a summer period that is coming. I cannot give you the details of the transaction as we speak, because the discussions are still ongoing, but the file is progressing, he assures.
As regards the twenty jobs at the Waterloo plant, André Michaud acknowledges that the portrait will change.
“There is going to be a change in job structure, that is clear. But in the end, in terms of numbers, Laiterie Chagnon is not here to lose volume, it is there to increase volume. In the end, there will certainly be an increase in jobs related to the production of Laiterie Chagnon products. »
— André Michaud, spokesperson
André Michaud adds that the production of Laiterie Chagnon at its Waterloo plant should end within a few weeks, even a few months.