Conagra Brands upgrades tomato processing plant
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Fruit & Vegetables ConAgra Editor pick Ontario
Conagra Brands Canada unveils new upgrades to its tomato processing plant in Dresden, Ont. This multi-million-dollar investment represents Conagra Brands Canada’s commitment to meeting consumers where it matters most, with high-quality, local food made in Canada.
“These advancements to our Dresden plant represent an investment in Canadians and a continued commitment to expanding our operations in Canada,” said Paul Hogan, vice-president and general manager, Conagra Brands Canada and International. “This investment will create more jobs, increase our capacity and ultimately meet the changing needs of our consumers, employees and those of the communities where we live and work.”
Every September, tomato packing kicks into high gear as local farmers process harvested tomatoes, marking the end of a year-long cycle. This season, Conagra Brands Canada’s Dresden plant will pave the way for an advanced packing season with a 25 per cent increase in tomatoes produced, thanks to several upgrades including:
- streamlined production and supply chain operations with upgraded software;
- increased production of tomato paste with new, state-of-the-art evaporator; and
addition of a Rotel line to support Canadian volume
- Conagra Brands Canada’s Dresden plant produces Aylmer, Hunt’s, and Rotel products.
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