SHAWVILLE Aug. 1, 2018
The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has given an additional $200,000 grant for Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac in Shawville.
The Abattoir, which got $736,200 in provincial funding in February, aims to open Nov. 1.
The total cost of the project is pegged at $3.4 million, which remains unchanged. The extra $200,000 is a grant instead of a loan and the goal is to ease the abattoir’s debt commitments and make it easier to get the operation up and running.
The hope is that the grant will help the abattoir attain profitability sooner, which will then make it easier for the owners to expand the operation.
“This will help to compensate for certain loans,” said Alain Lauzon, one of the business partners who hails from Quyon. “The $200,000 could help us [expand] faster.”
Pontiac MNA André Fortin made the announcement and said that the facility will go a long way to help the community.
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