HyLife Foods invested $176 million in an expansion of its main processing plant located in Neepawa, Manitoba. The total investment has created over 165 new jobs at the Manitoba food plant, which now currently employs over 2,000 people.
President of HyLife Foods, Claude Vielfaure, suggests the expansion in Neepawa comes as a result of the growing demand for Canadian pork in Japan and China as well as in North America. Tri-Mach was the contractor selected to design and install new processing and packaging conveyors along with the installation of all capital equipment, a new state-of-the-art hands-free continuous shoulder cut line, hog delivery rail system and GAM return.
This has been a landmark project for Tri-Mach, designing, fabricating, and installing an astounding 1.1 kilometers of conveyors including additional cut, packaging, and processing lines and main primal break. During the seven-month-long installation process, Tri-Mach worked hand-in-hand with HyLife Foods alongside various trades and construction crews for the placement of equipment, and mechanical and electrical utility services.
Tri-Mach is honoured to have worked with HyLife Foods to create a world-class facility to safely process and package Canadian pork for export around the world. We are proud to be a partner of HyLife Foods and congratulate them on a very successful project and bright future in the Canadian pork industry.