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Nellson unifies Canadian operations under Jean Filion


Jul. 21, 2016 – Nellson, a nutrition bar and powder provider in North America, has announced it will unify its Canadian operations in Lachine and Anjou, Que., under the leadership of Jean Filion, former CEO of MultiBar and current president Nellson Canada.

According to the company, the move brings a number of co-manufacturing advantages, such as: newly commissioned Sollich line, Peerless and conical mixers, and automated line processes; additional capacity to support growth; consistent quality; and in-house R&D department.

The manufacturer also announced it is adding a new high-speed production line in its Lachine, Que., nutritional bar manufacturing facility.

“It was important to us that we bring our Canadian operations together under one management, as it combines two great teams to share best practices, accelerates decision-making, and, together with the capital investment, strengthens our value creation potential,” said Filion. “I am extremely excited by the potential of the Canadian team with its wealth of knowledge and commitment to innovation. Like our entire Nellson team, our Canadian bar team relentlessly seeks improvement to surpass our clients’ expectations in terms of service, quality and cost.”

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“The unification of our Canadian operations under Jean’s leadership is another step in Nellson’s transformation over the past 18 months,” continued Jamie Better, Nellson’s CEO. “This leadership change and the capital investment demonstrates our commitment to knowledge sharing and continuous improvement in all areas of the company. Our Canadian operations are a critical component of our bi-coastal platform which enables us to provide best-in-class product development and manufacturing capabilities, exceptional speed of execution, and outstanding customer service to our clients.”