Turkey Processor Expanding
in Thamesford - McGuinty Government Supports Agri-Food Industry,
Creates 30 Jobs
Ontario is helping Cold Springs Farm in Thamesford upgrade its
plant to increase production and support Ontario turkey farmers.
With support from Ontario's Rural
Economic Development Program, Cold Springs Farm has added new
processing equipment, increased refrigeration capacity and made
efficiency improvements throughout their facility. This will allow
the company to:
" create 30 new jobs and keep more than 560 positions
" introduce new product innovation to the marketplace
" source more turkey from Ontario turkey farmers
A strong agri-food industry is part of the McGuinty government's
plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the province's
"Investing in Ontario food processors is a key part of the
McGuinty government's plan to strengthening our province's agri-food
industry. By giving Cold Springs Farms, the tools they need to
succeed, we're helping a local business grow, creating jobs, and
opening the door for Ontario turkey farmers."
Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
"This investment is a significant opportunity for Cold Springs
Farm and the Ontario turkey industry at large. As the largest
employer in Thamesford, the RED grant will allow us to source
more turkey from Ontario farmers and increase product innovation,
benefiting employees, producers, and customers."
- Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Poultry, Maple Leaf Consumer
- Ontario has invested over $167 million in 418 projects through
the Rural Economic Development Program and generated more than
$1.2 billion in new economic activity.
- The agri-food industry contributes more than $33 billion to
the Ontario economy and employs about 700,000 people.
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