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Northern Gold Foods invests $9.5M in Ontario plant


September 17, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Sep. 17, 2017 – Northern Gold Foods Ltd., a West Coast company that makes cereal, granola and breakfast bars, plans to build a new $9.5-million production facility in Welland, Ont.

The plant is expected to run two high-speed production lines and create 55 new jobs in the Niagara-area city, just west of Buffalo. This will be Northern Gold’s second production plant overall and its first in Ontario.

The province has agreed to contribute roughly $1.4 million to the new site to secure a company investment of just over $8 million.

The food company, which was started in the late 1970s, has been making its breakfast products at its 146,000 square-foot plant in Port Coquitlam, B.C., since 1999. It expects the new site to boost sales in both Canada and the U.S.

The new plant is scheduled to be up and running by 2019.