Quebec food stick plant conquers new markets

By Guillaume Roy
Wood Business – Canadian Forest Industries
October 11, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East
Do you remember the last time you ate a popsicle? There is a good chance that you were holding on to your icy treat with a wooden stick produced by Quebec company John Lewis Industries. John Lewis provides the vast majority of popsicle sticks to food companies throughout North America. …John Lewis Industries eventually reached its max growth in the popsicle market by supplying most of the big players. To grow, the company had to find new markets. Rémabec decided to bet on the batter-coated sausage market, also known under the generic name “Pogo”. In early 2015, Rémabec invested $2.3 million to construct a new building dedicated to the production of sausage sticks. For now, two processing lines have been installed in order to produce 650 million sticks.

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