Molson Canada

Molson Canada

April 04, 2006 07:00 ET

Molson Hiring Local Suppliers for its Moncton Brewery: New Brewery is on Track to Start Operations by January 2007

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) - Since the official groundbreaking ceremony last August, several key milestones in building Molson's new Moncton brewery have been achieved. Construction of the new facility is well underway, with the building exterior now completed and the interior building work being finalized. With the first brewing equipment deliveries scheduled to arrive later this month, plans to begin brewing by January 2007 are currently on track.

Molson is proud to partner with the Moncton community and businesses in the operation of its new $35 million state-of-the-art brewery. As part of the next steps in the development of this project, Molson is hosting a supplier fair today to meet with local business representatives regarding supply opportunities at its new brewery.

"Moncton and the province of New Brunswick boast a real wealth of talent and expertise. Molson is committed to supporting its new community and is proud to partner with local businesses for this exciting project," said Jim Pomeroy, Moncton Brewery Manager.

Molson's presence in Moncton is expected to create 40 jobs within three years of commencing operation. The initial hiring process will be looking to fill the first five Production Technician positions by this summer. "These are very interesting opportunities for candidates with mechanical or electrical skills, as Molson will provide them with extensive brewing training", explains Jim Pomeroy. Another ten positions are expected to be filled by 2007, coinciding with the start of production.

"Molson's decision to choose Moncton brings exciting business and employment opportunities to the region, and as the project progresses, the entire community is increasingly looking forward to Molson's new brewery opening", said Moncton Mayor Lorne Mitton.

Today's supplier fair, which takes place at the Delta Beausejour until 4:00 p.m., will enable Molson to grow its Canadian supplier base and allow the Moncton business community to develop business relationships with Canada's leading brewer. Companies interested in meeting with Molson regarding supply opportunities can communicate with Terry Wright at terry.wright@molson.com. Candidates interested in employment opportunities at Molson are invited to send their resume to MonctonHR@molson.com or mail it to Moncton Brewery Human Resources, Molson Canada, 1663, Brunswick Street, Suite 200, Halifax (Nova Scotia) B3J 2G3.

The Moncton brewery will become Molson's seventh brewery in Canada. Molson currently operates breweries in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Creemore, Montreal and St. John's.

About Molson Canada

With roots dating back to 1786 and a time-honoured tradition of brewing quality beers, Molson Canada is proud to be the nation's preferred brewer. The company proudly offers the most popular brands in Canada with an award-winning brand portfolio which includes Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Molson Export, Molson Dry and Rickard's. Molson Canada also partners with other leading brewers to offer such global brands as Heineken, Corona, Miller Genuine Draft and Foster's Lager. Molson employs 3,100 Canadians, operates six breweries, including the boutique brewery Creemore, and invests in communities from coast-to-coast through its various charitable initiatives and sports and entertainment sponsorships. Molson Canada is part of the Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Contact Information

  • Molson Canada
    Marie-Helene Lagace
    Public Relations Manager
    (514) 598-6966
    or
    Kathy Purcell
    Bristol
    (506) 382-4000 ext. 235