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Maple Leaf Foods to close Brantford, Ont. plant

Century-old facility would require significant ongoing investment, the company says
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
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The Brantford plant will be closed in phases.

Maple Leaf Foods is closing its plant in Brantford, Ont. and consolidating production into other facilities.

The company said it determined the 100-year-old facility would require significant ongoing investment to continue long-term operations.

"The decision to close any plant is one that we take very seriously," said Curtis Frank, president and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods, in a release. "We are very proud of our team at Brantford and appreciate the great work they do each and every day." 

Most of Maple Leaf’s Further Processed Poultry (FP) production will be consolidated into its existing plant network through early 2025.

The Brantford plant will be closed in phases.

"Consolidating production into our current network allows us to reallocate our resources and increase our efficiencies by further optimizing the existing, more modern facilities in our network," Frank added. "This supports our vision to be the most sustainable protein company on Earth and our commitment to produce world-class products safely and efficiently as we support the growth of our protein business." 

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