Canadian Manufacturing

N.S. pie maker gets $3.5M from province, Ottawa to help with expansion

Money going toward $10-million modernization of Apple Valley Foods plant in Kentville, N.S.



KENTVILLE, N.S.—A Nova Scotia pie manufacturer is undergoing a $10-million modernization, $3.5-million of which will come from the provincial and federal governments.

Apple Valley Foods Inc. says the money will be spent on a new oven, packaging equipment, freezers and other machinery at its plant in Kentville, N.S., about 100 kilometres northwest of Halifax.

The Nova Scotia government is giving $1-million to the company, while Ottawa will loan $2.5-million—$2-million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and another $500,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Both the federal and provincial governments say the funds will allow the company to buy more apples and berries, thereby increasing production.

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