Quebec’s largest greenhouse complex with year-round production is now officially inaugurated.
Resolute and Toundra Greenhouse leadership, accompanied by the Premier of Quebec, government officials and local business partners, today officially inaugurated the greenhouse complex destined to become the largest in Quebec.
Located on land adjacent to Resolute’s Saint-Félicien pulp mill, Toundra Greenhouse is a cucumber-growing complex in which Resolute owns a 49% joint-venture interest. Upon completion, the C$100 million, four-phase project will cover 4 million square feet (35 hectares) and create over 500 jobs. The complex already covers about 1 million square feet (8.5 hectares), employs 100 workers and has an annual production capacity of over 45 million Lebanese and English cucumbers.
“What’s unique about this greenhouse is that it covers 25% of its heating needs by using heat waste from our Saint-Félicien mill. At full capacity, Toundra Greenhouse will be able to lower its heating costs, while we will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions at a rate equivalent to taking over 2,000 vehicles off the road per year,” said Resolute President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Garneau.