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Bartek breaks ground on malic and fumaric acid facility

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The project will double the company's existing capacity and invest in the community.

Left to right: Tim Larson (Bartek), Minister Neil Lumsden, MP Chad Collins, Minister Lisa Thompson, Hamid Goli (Bartek), Jose Kafie (Bartek), John Burrows (Bartek), Jim Vincent (Bartek), Steven Chambers (Bartek), Minister Vic Fedeli. (Photo: CNW Group/Bartek Ingredients Inc.)

STONEY CREEK — Bartek Ingredients held a ceremony to celebrate the construction of its production facility. Once complete, the facility will be the world’s largest and most technologically advanced malic and food-grade fumaric acid production plant.

The $175 million facility will double Bartek’s capacity and provide advanced production. The facility is projected to reduce per unit GHG emissions by more than 80 per cent. In addition, Bartek will lead its competitors in the application of advanced manufacturing principles, enabling continuous improvement and process innovation.

“We are thrilled to be breaking ground on our new state-of-the-art facility which will set a new global benchmark for safety, efficiency, and environmental performance,” said John Burrows, President and CEO, Bartek Ingredients. “We are pleased to be investing in the community of Stoney Creek, and proud to play an integral part in supporting local industries and the local economy. We are thankful for our partnerships with the provincial and federal government and Environment Hamilton and their support and guidance throughout the process.”

Construction of the facility will inject $100 million into the economy – supporting local jobs in Stoney Creek and providing training in the job skills of the future for employees.


WSP Global is leading construction and design for the project. The facility is expected to be operational at the beginning of 2024.


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