People are our greatest asset, both at HyLife and in our communities. Every year we take a moment to acknowledge those that have been with us for five years, ten years, 15 years, 20 years, and beyond.
In 2022, more than four hundred employees reached a significant anniversary with our company.
Although HyLife was founded in 1994, in the decades prior, our founders worked hard to set the foundation and build what we know HyLife to be today.
For the first time in HyLife’s history, we have an employee that has reached 45 years of service.
Marcel Bremaud started on April 17, 1977, as a Swine Technician and Field Tractor Operator in rural Manitoba, Canada.
Known most affectionately as ‘Bugs’, a lifelong nickname, Marcel tries to recall his first moments on the job.
“I kind of remember. I had never worked with pigs before. I was used to animals, so it didn’t take very long to catch on.”
Over the years, Bugs has worn many hats including, Swine Technician and Tractor Operator, before taking on the role of Miller in 1981 at HyLife’s feed mill.
In 1994, Bugs hit the road and became a full-time Feed Truck Driver. He passionately worked as a truck driver through the company’s progress into the 2000’s and 2010’s with a few short stints as a Rancher and Tractor Operator in between.
”The growth of the company was good for employment. It was good for the community. Many of our communities would be a lot smaller if it wasn’t for the growth.”
Today, Marcel is still driving and doesn’t think he’s going to be done anytime soon. “Retiring, I haven’t really thought of it, because after that what do I do?”
“I would never have thought that I would have gotten to 45 years. I’ve been thinking about that many times over. I’ve accomplished a lot, I guess.”
-Marcel Bremaud, Driver, HyLife
When asked if he is going to try and work towards 50 years, here is what he had to say. “Maybe I should try, actually. Maybe I should go to April 16, 2027, and then retire. I’ve thought of it.”
Either way, HyLife could not be prouder of Marcel’s lifelong commitment and dedication to HyLife.
Congratulations on 45 years of service!