TORONTO—Harvest Specialty Mills is building a 21,000 sq ft. food-grade facility in Burlington, Ont., 45 minutes west of Toronto.
The plant will be Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), Kosher, British Retail Consortium (BRC) certified and process grains, pulses and dried fruits.
The company has secured $2.6 million in Series-A funding to construct of a state-of-the-art facility to support wholesale and retail sales of CFIA-approved food grade ingredients. Harvest Specialty Mills is working with Shopify on an industry-first customer relationship management and online ordering system.
“Harvest Specialty Mills is strategically positioned to take advantage of the growing trend to mainstream highly nutritious ingredients by melding artisanal grains, pulses and dried fruits with modern sales techniques, utilizing Shopify infrastructure,” said Jon Dwyer, CEO, Harvest Specialty Mills. “Our new facility, matched with this innovative technology, will allow us to fulfill orders for all customers; from kitchen pantries, to bulk orders and national contracts for some of North America and Europe’s largest bakeries and food producers.”
“The Canadian manufacturing industry is a cornerstone of our economy and poised for continued growth. Harvest Specialty Mills is positioned to provide premium products to a multitude of organizations from family businesses to large multinationals,” said Jeffrey Deacon, Chairman of Harvest Specialty Mills. “Our management team has the experience, fortitude and now the capital to execute on a high-growth strategy. We look forward to building Harvest Specialty Mills into a high-quality, cost effective producer of grains, pulses, dried fruits and other food ingredients.”