BOLTON, Ont.—Mars Canada has completed work on a major expansion project at its food processing plant in Bolton, Ont.
The global food giant, best known for its sweets and pet food, spent $77 million on the project, which will boost the site’s production of rice and grain products.
The expansion added 50,000 sq. ft. of floor space at the plant and created 37 new jobs.
The Bolton site makes ready-to-heat rice and grain products under the Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change brand names. Mars Food Canada general manager David Dusangh said the fresh capacity will allow it to meet growing demand for both product lineups.
The expansion is the company’s second multimillion-dollar Ontario investment project completed this year. It also opened the doors at its expanded chocolate plant in nearby Newmarket, Ont. this spring.