Local Food Processor Expanding Norfolk County -McGuinty Government Supports Agri-Food Industry, Creates Jobs
Ontario is helping a local meat processor in Norfolk County expand to meet growing demand for more locally-grown food.
With support from Ontario's Rural Economic Development Program, Townsend Butchers is installing a new processing line. This will help the company to:
A strong agri-food industry is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the province's economy.
"We're proud to be investing in small, local abattoirs and
meat plants such as Townsend Butchers, who provide us with fresh,
local, quality meats we all enjoy. By giving our small meat processors
the tools they need to succeed and grow, we're strengthening Ontario's
agri-food industry and growing our economy."
"This project is helping us respond to the demand for increased
meat processing capacity in Norfolk County. Once construction is
complete in the fall of this year, we will be able to bring more
high-quality local meats to the table, source more meat from our
local farmers, and create more full-time positions here at Townsend
"After 39 years in business here in Simcoe we need to expand
our facility thanks to the great support of all our customers. All
of us here at Townsend Butchers are very excited about the expansion
and the new opportunities it will create. We would like to thank
the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for
their support, as well as our many loyal customers, to whom we owe
Want to grow your food business? Ontario can help.
For more information:
Melissa Zanette, Minister's Office, 416-326-3071