Canadian Manufacturing

B.C.-based Northern Gold Foods invests $9.5M to build first Ontario plant

The breakfast cereal and snack producer's new site will create 55 jobs in Welland, Ont.


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WELLAND, Ont.—A West Coast company that makes cereal, granola and breakfast bars is setting up shop in Ontario.

Northern Gold Foods Ltd., which is based in the Vancouver suburbs, plans to build a new $9.5 million production facility in Welland, Ontario. The food plant is expected to run two high-speed production lines and create 55 new jobs in the Niagara-area city, just west of Buffalo.

The province has agreed to contribute approximately $1.4 million to the new site to secure a company investment of just over $8 million.

The facility will be Northern Gold’s second production plant overall as well as its first in Ontario.

The food company, which was started in the late 1970s, has been making its breakfast products at its 146,000 square-foot plant in Port Coquitlam since 1999. It expects the new site to boost sales in both Canada and the U.S.

The new plant is scheduled to be up and running by 2019.


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