Steam Whistle’s $22.8M expansion to create 100 new jobs
April 9, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 9, 2018 – The Ontario government is partnering with Steam Whistle Brewery to invest in new equipment to expand its product line, creating 100 new jobs and retaining 143 positions in Toronto.
Founded in 2000, Steam Whistle Brewery is one of the country’s largest independent craft brewer. The company currently produces a single brand pilsner in a national historic site in downtown Toronto. With a grant of up to $1,330,860 million from Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund, Steam Whistle Brewery is investing in new equipment and a new facility in Etobicoke, Ont., that will help the company to expand its product line to include a new ale brand and a non-alcoholic offering.
“This investment will not only help Steam Whistle increase production and efficiency, but enable us to build our capacity to enter new markets. The craft brewing sector in Ontario has seen tremendous growth. We want to continue to lead the sector and remain competitive through our innovative brewing techniques and our novel approaches to producing great tasting, quality products,” said Cam Heaps, co-founder and CEO, Steam Whistle Brewery.
The project, estimated to cost a total of $22.8 million, is scheduled to be completed by January 2024.