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New pea processing plant to be built near Portage la Prairie, M.B.

A new $400 million pea processing plant is in the works to be built in Manitoba, creating more than 150 new jobs in the province. The investment between the Manitoba government and Roquette, the France-based company, was announced Jan. 18 on Global Pulse Day. 

The new plant will be the largest dedicated to pea protein processing in the world and has an estimated annual payroll of around $9 million. Construction is expected to start before the end of 2017.