Conagra Brands Canada revealed upgrades to its tomato processing plant in Dresden, Ont. as part of a multi-million dollar investment in the facility.
"These advancements to our Dresden plant represent an investment in Canadians and a continued commitment to expanding our operations in Canada," said Paul Hogan, vice president and general manager, Conagra Brands Canada and International, in a statement. "This investment will create more jobs, increase our capacity and ultimately meet the changing needs of our consumers, employees and those of the communities where we live and work."
Upgrades include: streamlined production and supply chain operations with upgraded software; increased production of tomato paste with a new state-of-the-art evaporator; and the addition of a Ro*tel line to support Canadian volume.
In addition to Ro*tel, the plant produces Aylmer and Hunt’s tomato brands.