1 October 2018
The City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Groupe Énergie Inc. a distributor-wholesaler for Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. are jointly responsible for the development of this project. (PCLI) and Suncor Energy, inaugurated the start of work on the Petrolub distribution centre in the Perron industrial and port park and announced an $8 million investment.
Consolidating its distribution centres for PCLI’s high quality lubricants into a single location in Quebec, BDL Energy Group Inc. is beginning construction of its new distribution centre in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. The objective is to increase distribution efficiency over a territory of nearly 100,000 km2 through a central strategic location.
The products that will transit through Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will come from PCLI’s facility in Mississauga, Ontario, which produces 15,600 barrels of base oils and other specialty lubricants per day. The lubricants will then serve markets such as automotive, trucking, construction, forestry, mining, food production and manufacturing, among others. At end of life, the recycling of lubricants and containers, supervised by SOGHU in Québec, allows for a recovery rate of more than 80% of used oil. The recovered oils are then processed and refined to create base oils that are used in the lubricant production chain.
“Concretely, by including three employees who are moving to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, ten jobs (truck drivers, handlers, planner and manager) will be created here to operate the distribution centre. The staff will work in a facility that will be at the cutting edge of technology. The warehouse will be equipped with the latest generation of business management software for distribution planning, management of bulk products and pumps, and management of road delivery equipment,” explained Patrick Boulé, President and CEO of Groupe Énergie BDL Inc.”