BAIE-D’URFE, QUE. — Lanthier Bakery, a maker of brioche dough products, has been awarded $2 million in financial assistance from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. The funds will be used to expand and renovate Lanthier’s plant in Baie-D’Urfe.

Lanthier said it plans to use the funds to modernize a new digital production line and purchase new equipment, including wrapping and packaging systems, an unmoulding island, a slicer, mixers, automatic mixing systems, and oven and cooling towers.

“The government of Canada has implemented an ambitious approach to support businesses that invest in new product development,” said Francis Scarpaleggia, member of parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis. “The financial assistance awarded to Lanthier Bakery is intended to provide concrete support for a company that has demonstrated its know-how and is also ready to expand into new markets.”

Founded in 1932, Lanthier is a family-owned business located in Alexandria, Ont. In 1985, the company set up a second production plant in Baie-D’Urfé to make bread using traditional recipes. In 2006, Lanthier partnered with its principal shareholder, France-based La Fournee Doree, to develop a new range of brioche bread.