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Meat processing facility to open in North Bay

It is anticipated that the plant will grow to employ approximately 40 people

A long-anticipated new business had a groundbreaking at the Airport Industrial Business Park this morning.

Canada Meat Group Inc.’s new processing facility is the newest addition to North Bay’s business community.and hopes to be in operation by next August.

In North Bay, Canada Meat Group Inc. will operate a meat processing plant and cold storage facility with the goal of increasing availability and sales of high-quality meat, Kosher meat products, and Halal meat products in Ontario, across Canada and globally through exportation to countries in the Middle East and Asia.  It is anticipated that the plant will grow to employ approximately 45 people. 

"We are delighted to announce the establishment of our Canadian meat processing facility in North Bay," says Oleksandr Zahrebelnyi, President of Canada Meat Group Inc. "North Bay created a very compelling case for establishing a facility here and the local team has been extremely supportive. We are keen to build additional partnerships in the community and grow our business as we expand operations to Canada."

Zahrebelnyi had also considered Saskatchewan among other provinces but settled on Ontario, crediting great support from local government.

Operating a similar meat processing plant along with an abattoir and full-fledged cattle operation in Kiev, Ukraine, Oleksandr and his colleagues are excited about expanding their international footprint to Canada.

"We recognize the significant investment made by Oleksandr and his team and we look forward to the construction of their new facility in the Airport Industrial Business Park” said Mayor Al McDonald.

Invest North Bay Development Corporation President George Burton added “It has been a pleasure getting to know Canada Meat Group Inc. over the course of several visits.  Oleksandr and his team already feel like part of our community and we wish them every success as they expand their operations to Canada and settle in North Bay.”