HAMILTON—Ontario is about to get its first new flour mill in 75 years.
P&H Milling Group, a division of Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. has announced plans to invest $40 million in a greenfield mill in Hamilton, Ont. The investment is expected to create 16 new jobs while retaining 200 others. In addition to the company’s contribution, the project received $5 million of support from the government of Ontario’s Food and Beverage Growth Fund.
“Parrish & Heimbecker has been part of the Canadian agriculture and food community for over 100 years and we value the partnerships we have developed over that time,” Derek Jamieson, the company’s president and COO, said. “This investment through Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund supports the Milling Group’s ongoing commitment to innovation, productivity and quality.”
The Ontario government said the investment will create sustainable jobs, expand export opportunities and strengthen the province’s food and beverage processing sector. The new mill will be built on Pier 10 in Hamilton Harbour.
“Our government is delighted to partner with P&H Milling on this significant project, bringing a large investment to the region, and directly supporting the diversification of Hamilton’s economy,” Ontario’s Minster of Economic Development, Employment and infrastructure, Brad Duguid, said.
The company operates mills in Cambridge, Acton and Hanover, as well as other Canadian provinces. The new facility will allow the company to process 25 per cent more grain and increase its intake of Ontario wheat by more than 10 per cent annually.