Nova Scotia-based Eden Valley Poultry Incorporated will be able to increase its productivity by more than 40 percent through the purchase of leading-edge poultry processing equipment, thanks to a $1 million capital investment from the province's Productivity Investment Program.

Equipment purchased with support from the province will increase chicken processing capacity to 12,000 boilers per hour and double the number of turkeys that can be processed to 2,500 per hour. The Productivity Investment Program encourages Nova Scotia businesses to become more productive, innovative and globally competitive through two financial incentives: the Capital Investment Incentive and the Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive.