Sleeman brings production back from U.S., creates new jobs in Guelph

Monday March 12, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 12, 2018 - One of Canada’s largest brewing operation will invest in equipment upgrades and new beer tanks and expand its packaging capabilities at its Guelph, Ont., location.

With an investment of $422,000 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Sleeman Breweries Ltd. will commit more than $6.6 million to the project, enabling it to brew and package beer that is currently produced by a contractor in the U.S. It will also be able to implement innovative can packaging technology and produce 710 ml aluminum cans of select brands for the Canadian market.

The project, which will create 15 new jobs and help retain 412 existing positions, is expected to be completed by December 2020.

“Our company’s history in Ontario dates back to 1834 and we have always been proud to offer premium quality products to our customers. This funding will support our capacity to create jobs as well as drive exports and innovation on our brands to ensure continued growth and a vibrant, sustainable future for years to come,” said John Sleeman, founder and chairman of Sleeman Breweries.

More than 20 different brands are brewed year-round in Guelph, including the Sleeman brand family of lagers and ales.

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