TORONTO, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - "Closing a manufacturing facility is never an
easy decision to make," says Vic Neufeld, CEO & President, Jamieson
Laboratories. "However, given the high production costs and changing market
conditions, it is essential to Jamieson Laboratories' continued
competitiveness in the global natural health industry that we ensure the
greatest manufacturing efficiencies possible by maximizing plant utilization.
As a result, we are closing our Vancouver plant in order to centralize
manufacturing operations at our state-of-the-art facilities at our
headquarters in Windsor, Ontario."
Neufeld goes on to communicate, "This decision is a difficult one in that
it affects our dedicated Vancouver employees. These employees have done an
excellent job and the closure of this facility is not a reflection on their
good work. The planned shutdown date of the plant is scheduled for November
The Vancouver facility manufactured the Quest brand of vitamins and
supplements. Over the next three months a transition will take place whereby
all Quest products will be manufactured in Windsor following the plant
closure. During this transition, we will maintain the high quality and exact
formulations of the Quest products which have been trusted by consumers for
over 30 years.
Established in 1922, Jamieson Laboratories is Canada's largest
manufacturer and distributor of advanced natural health-care products.
Jamieson's state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratories are
located in Windsor, Ontario. The company is a world leader in the vitamin and
nutrition industry, exporting to over 45 countries including the USA, China,
Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and many Middle Eastern nations.