Federal govt. invests $12.7M in five food-related companies
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Casa Bonita Foods Editor pick FedDev Ontario Ferrero Canada Ontario Sheen Legend Packaging Summer Fresh Salads Tempo Flexible Packaging
Ferrero Canada, Tempo Flexible Packaging, Sheen Legend Packaging (operating as Beneco Packaging and SooPak), Summer Fresh Salads, and Casa Bonita Foods jointly receive $12.7 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) to improve operations.
This investment is made through the Jobs and Growth Fund and the Business Scale-up and Productivity stream. The investment will help these companies enhance their technologies and increase production, which will lead to the creation of over 180 jobs across southern Ontario.
Ferrero Canada, a manufacturer of chocolate and confectionery products that operates out of an over 1 million-sf manufacturing and processing facility in Brantford, Ont., is receiving a $5-million investment to increase capacity and automation of Ferrero Rocher and Nutella & Go production lines.
Tempo Flexible Packaging, Innisfil, Ont., is a woman-owned manufacturer of flexible packaging products for the food industry and a signatory partner to the Canada Plastics Pact. With a $3.5-million investment, Tempo will expand its facility by 10,000 sf to adopt new advanced manufacturing technology and increase production of its recyclable food packaging.
Sheen Legend Packaging is a woman-led packaging company for the food and beverage industry. With a $2.5-million investment, Sheen Legend will expand production of environmentally friendly and bio-degradable plant-based manufacturing materials at its new Cobourg, Ont., facility.
Summer Fresh Salads is a woman-owned and led, manufacturer of salads, hummus and dips for major retailers and food service companies across North America. With a $1-million investment, the company will adopt new technologies and expand its Woodbridge-facility by 80,000 sf to establish new production lines.
Casa Bonita Foods produces Mexican-style soft corn tortillas and chips for retailers across Canada and the U.S. With this $720,000- investment, Casa Bonita Foods will acquire new equipment to automate and commercialize its production and packaging lines, supporting additional product development, including protein added super-foods.
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