Maple Leaf celebrates opening of its flagship bakery in Hamilton, Ont.
Toronto, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods is celebrating the official opening of its new bakery facility in Hamilton, Ont., making it the largest commercial bakery in the country.
The 385,000-sq.-ft., $100-million Trillium bakery will allow Toronto, Ont.-based Maple Leaf to boost its manufacturing efficiencies through scale, efficient design flow and new state-of-the-art technologies. It also features a 50,000-sq.-ft. area dedicated to new product innovation and category expansion.
In addition to creating up to 300 full-time jobs, the Hamilton plant will support 30 seasonal positions. Products to be produced at the facility include white and wheat breads, hamburger and hot dog buns, English muffins, tortillas and other breads under the Dempster’s brand.
“As Canada’s largest bakery, our new facility is among the most efficient in North America,” says Michael McCain, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods. “We are particularly proud of the environmental features that we engineered into the facility to meet rigorous environmental standards. The new bakery also provides us with dedicated space to support new product innovation, supported by our leadership in providing Canadians nutritious, fresh and wholesome bakery products.”
Above: Cutting the ribbon on Maple Leaf’s new Hamilton, Ont. bakery are (left to right) David Adames, president of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce; Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina; and Michael McCain, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods.