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Bimbo Canada to close bakery in Lévis, Que.

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Bimbo Canada says it plans to close its bakery in Lévis, Que. in July and plans to moving products being baked at the facility will be baked at other bakeries “where there is available capacity, primarily located in Quebec.”

Bimbo says in a statement that the closure is part o its efforts to improve productivity and streamline production efficiencies.

“Bimbo Canada is committed to building a sustainable company to meet our long-term business objectives. Since 2014, the company has invested more than $500M in Canada, with $160M of that in Quebec,” says Marie-Ève Royer, president, Bimbo Canada. “While we have made every effort to sustain and build the business, over time, site utilization and production have steadily declined. It was a tough decision to close this bakery and I will personally ensure that we do everything possible to ease the impact on our people and encourage them to seek employment at other Bimbo Canada facilities that are hiring.” 

The bakery employs approximately 95 associates. Affected associates will receive severance packages, as well as personal counselling and ongoing outplacement services and workshops. In addition, associates will be encouraged to apply for open positions in other bakeries in the region, for example in Québec city and Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce (Vachon).

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