Pablo Rodriguez

New ecofriendly plant opens in Drummondville

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The manufacturer will receive $1 million in financial assistance to accelerate the green shift and sustainable development in Quebec’s regions.

Drummondville – Businesses have a key role to play in ensuring Quebec’s economy makes the energy transition. They seek to innovate and grow by becoming more competitive in a greener world. That is why Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, on behalf of the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, Pascale St‑Onge, have announced a repayable contribution of $1 million for Holding Soprema Canada Inc. (SOPREMA) for its project to build a plant to produce recycled polyols.

This CED assistance will enable SOPREMA not only to acquire innovative production equipment, but above all to support the establishment of its new plant equipped with a one‑of‑a‑kind French technology, a first in North America. Thanks to this process, the business will be able to develop a new, sustainable supply source for recycled polyols enabling it to manufacture cleaner insulation products and thus boost the green economy.

SOPREMA, a French multinational present in 90 countries, specializes in manufacturing waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing, and vegetated products for the construction sector. Its North American headquarters have been located in Drummondville since 1978.

A sustainable, just, and more inclusive recovery will come, among other things, from businesses making the green shift. The Government of Canada supports businesses by fostering sustainable development in all regions across Quebec. To achieve this, it leverages programs and services that are adapted to accelerate the launch of innovative projects, the adoption of clean technologies, and the development of greener products. In this way, CED is providing concrete assistance to Quebec’s businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers so they can better position themselves and seize opportunities arising out of an economy in transition.

“This project by SOPREMA shows that fighting climate change is not at odds with economic development and job creation. By helping the company to grow, we promote a greener economy and help create good jobs for Quebecers.” – Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant

“The climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our time, and we must help businesses develop more environmentally friendly processes and products. That is why our government is supporting SOPREMA in its project to reduce its ecological footprint while enhancing its competitiveness. Congratulations to the entire SOPREMA team on this green shift, an effort that is helping to build a better future for coming generations. You are setting an example for us all!” – Pascale St‑Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED