November 03, 2016

03/11/2016: Jefo – Major investment in Saint-Hyacinthe

Agronomist Jean Fontaine, the President and founder of Jefo, has announced a $12M investment in the construction of a new prestige building that will serve as both a head office and a training centre.

The avant-garde five-storey facility (100,000 square feet) will join the company’s numerous commercial and private buildings located north of Highway 20.

“A seamless addition to its surroundings near the Château Fontaine Vineyard, the new building will incorporate cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art architecture,” states Jean-François Fontaine, Vice-President at Jefo.

  
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In addition to conference and meeting rooms for technical and practical training related to the animal feed industry, the new building will house a cafeteria, a gym, lounges, and more than 150 offices.

Construction is already underway, and the project will be completed in May 2017.

“The creation of a major headquarters at Saint-Hyacinthe only underscores the city’s identity as a tech hub — an exclusive meeting place of various actors associated with the food biotechnology sector,” explains Emilie Fontaine, Jefo’s Marketing and Regulatory Affairs Director.

Investing in knowledge “Our goal is for the training centre to become a world leader in animal nutrition,” adds Jean Fontaine with a note of pride.

Indeed, the Jefo Group is committed to the transfer of knowledge, drawing upon 60 trained experts in animal nutrition as well as its major commercial partners. For example, Jefo recently brought together more than 200 stakeholders from 18 countries to discuss the primary challenges facing the livestock industry.

Seasoned speakers had the opportunity to share their knowledge and exchange ideas about how to maintain healthy, profitable production methods while satisfying the ever-growing demands of consumers.

For Mr Fontaine, knowledge, training, innovation, and growth are the keys to a future of prosperity for our agricultural industry and our farmers.

Jefo’s President and founder is firm in his beliefs: “We have to take pride in the work we are doing to feed the planet.”

About Jefo

Jefo markets high-performance livestock feed additives. Founded in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1982 by agronomist Jean Fontaine, Jefo has experienced exponential growth over the past few years. Made to meet the needs and strict standards of both domestic and international agricultural producers, its animal feed products are sold in 60 countries all over the world. The company comprises more than 250 employees, including several high-level scientists.


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