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$225M Ontario baby formula plant gets provincial investment


November 27, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Nov. 27, 2017 – Ontario is supporting a subsidiary of Feihe International to establish Kingston’s first baby formula production facility, which will create up to 277 new jobs in the community.

Feihe International produces, packages and distributes milk powder and related products in China.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, currently on an Asian trade mission to China and Vietnam, met with company officials in Beijing last week after the province disclosed a $24-million investment in the plant.

The provincial government picking up approximately 10 per cent of the project costs is in line with funding for other manufacturing projects and will help the Beijing-based company set up its first manufacturing facility outside China.

Feihe said it picked Kingston for its proximity to dairy farms and four U.S. border crossings.

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The plant is scheduled to open in 2019.