Richmond-based Les Gars de Sausage Invests $ 3.8M to Increase Production
Roxanne Labonté and Bryce Patriquin, co-owners of Les Gars de Saucisse, have acquired land in the Business Park at 55 in Windsor in order to increase their production.
Share September 25, 2020 5:07 pm Share The Richmond company Les Gars de sacisse invests $ 3.8 million to increase its production
Sabrina Lavoie La Tribune The Estrie company Les Gars de sacisse stopped at the municipality of Windsor for the construction of a new industrial building. The project, which represents an investment of $ 3.8 million, will allow it to increase its current production capacity up to 10 times, while preserving its factory and sales counter located in Richmond.
Currently, in its premises of approximately 2,000 square feet, the company manages to produce up to 300,000 kilos of sausage annually.
“Our business is growing, so an increase in our production capacity was necessary,” explains Bryce Patriquin, alongside his wife and business partner for more than 20 years, Roxanne Labonté.
For the construction of its new building with an area of 11,000 square feet, the company acquired the last available land in phase 2 of the 55 business park in Windsor on Maurice-Bachand Street.
This location is a strategic choice for the two co-owners from Durham-Sud. “We really wanted to stay in Val-Saint-François. With children and school, it is much easier for us. Also, for the issue of freight transport, the proximity between the Windsor Business Park and Highway 55 was really interesting, ”explains Ms. Labonté.
The new building, next to the Confrérie artisans brewers microbrewery, will house a frozen warehouse and possibly a factory as well as offices. The work, which represents an investment of $ 3.8 million, will be divided into three phases.
The first phase should be completed next December. Other work will be done in the coming year and a space will be reserved for an expansion. According to the two entrepreneurs, five new jobs will be created. At the moment, the company has 27 employees.
“A space conducive to development”
The City of Windsor and the City of Windsor Economic Development Committee (CDEW) say they are proud to be able to welcome this growing business in the Estrie region.
“The agri-food sector is critical. It is essential to encourage our local entrepreneurs ”, affirms the mayoress of Windsor Sylvie Bureau during a press conference which took place Friday morning in front of the future building in the business park of the 55.
“In our eyes, it is essential to support them in their growth which will make it possible to energize the region while creating new jobs in the MRC of Val-Saint-François. […] We are very proud to offer businesses a space conducive to development, ”she adds.
According to Yvon Paquin, president of the CDEW, nearly two million square feet have been developed and made available to businesses in this new industrial sector located halfway between Magog and Drummondville.
“Nearly 85% of the land has found a buyer. This illustrates the extent to which the City of Windsor made an informed decision by investing in the opening of a new business park along Highway 55 ”, concludes Mr. Paquin.