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JBS Canada Adding Beef Patty Line, Large Distribution Center to Brooks, Alberta, Facility

June 17, 2024
New ground beef patty line will serve Wendy’s, while the distribution center is expected to be one of the largest in North America.

JBS Canada will build an $80 million distribution center, which will include a new ground beef patty line to serve Wendy’s restaurants, in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, according to a local news report. The distribution center will be one of the largest in North America, Celio Fritche, president of JBS Canada, told the audience at a groundbreaking ceremony last week.

JBS CEO Wesley Batista Filho attended the groundbreaking and told the crowd that the plant was a benchmark facility in terms of food safety, employee turnover and product quality for the entire company, and was appreciative that Wendy’s trusted JBS to produce its primary product out of the Brooks facility.

JBS acquired the Brooks facility in 2013 from XL Foods, and it has invested more than $250 million in the plant since then, according to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who was quoted in the news story.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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