Canada's Economic Action Plan is helping Alberta meat processing company BHJ Canada Meat Products Inc. buy and install new equipment and technology at their facility in Calgary.
The repayable contribution of $1 million is being delivered by the Agricultural Flexibility Fund through the AgriProcessing Initiative, a five-year, $50 million initiative designed to enhance the competitiveness of the agri-processing sector in Canada.
"Our Government is helping Alberta meat processors become more profitable and competitive because the economy is our number one priority," said Member of Parliament Deepak Obhrai in a news release. "This investment will help BHJ Canada Meat Products Inc. expand their operations and increase domestic and export sales, helping to strengthen our economy for the future."
The project is expected to benefit farmers through an increased demand by BHJ for meat and poultry products and support the creation of new jobs. The equipment also provides a value-added option for products that currently go unused.
BHJ supplies materials from various Alberta beef, pork and poultry producers to the pet food industry in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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