BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Gordon Food Service has been granted an $8-million, interest-free loan by the government of Quebec, which will help the company expand its Boucherville distribution centre.
The funding was authorized by the Quebec government’s ESSOR investment program and will allow the company to upgrade the cold-storage facilities at the site and automate part of the distribution center’s shipping process.
A further $146,160 will be granted by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity to provide further training to the company’s workforce, creating 35 new jobs.
“Gordon Food Service has experienced strong growth in recent years,” says Nicole Ménard, MP for Laporte and Chief Government Whip. “This expansion project was therefore necessary to adequately meet the demand of its customers.”
“The growth of the company will also contribute to the strength of the Montérégie economy,” says Dominique Anglade, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation. “Gordon Food Service plays a key role in the supply chain of Quebec’s hotel, restaurant and institutional networks and is committed to enhancing the supply of Quebec’s biofood companies.”