Labatt Breweries of Canada Expands Alberta, Canada, Operations
The brewery investment will support new technology, equipment, product lines and upgrades to the brewhouse and control room. It will also fund 30,000 square feet of new warehouse space and a 30,000 square-foot ready-to-drink building to support expanded brewing type and capacity.
"Today, our Alberta team helps us serve 3,000 retail outlets, bars and restaurants with products that come from 144 suppliers across the province," says Peter Delamont, General Manager of Labatt Edmonton Brewery. "We are truly Made in Alberta and we're proud to be able to contribute to our communities and to our province's economy through this investment."
The investment in warehouse expansion, a new ready-to-drink building, equipment and training addresses the burgeoning demand for ready-to-drink beverages, which represents 30 percent of beverage alcohol category growth.
"It's great to be at Labatt's Edmonton Brewery with more exciting news about Alberta's economic recovery. Labatt is investing $119 million into Alberta, with $69 million of that right here in our capital region, to buy new equipment, technology and upgrades. This is a vote of confidence in Alberta's recovery, creating dozens of new jobs right here in Edmonton, and even more across the province through economic impacts. This is more proof that Alberta's Recovery Plan is powering our economy and getting Albertans back to work," says Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta.
Built in 1963, Labatt's Edmonton brewery has undergone four major capital investment programs since 2015. Today, the location employs more than 190 people. The 2019-2022 capital program demonstrates Labatt's ongoing commitment to Alberta as the economy continues to recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We're proud of our history in Alberta with almost 60 years of brewing beer in Edmonton and serving Albertans across the province," says Kyle Norrington, President of Labatt Breweries of Canada. "As the province continues its post-pandemic recovery, this investment is one more step in the right direction, with new jobs, economic growth and the type of innovation that continues to make Alberta a great place to live, work and do business."
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