Canadian Manufacturing

Sofina Foods ramps up production at new $55M Ontario turkey plant

The food company expects to create 100 new jobs at the expanded facility north of London, Ont.


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MITCHELL, Ont.—Canadian poultry and meat processor Sofina Foods is ratcheting up production at its new turkey plant in southern Ontario.

The company, which packages its products under the Lilydale, Janes, San Daniele and Mastro labels, invested $55 million in the project that converted a pork processing facility acquired in 2015 into a turkey production facility.

After two years of work, Rick Turvey, executive vice-president of the company’s Operations and Supply Chain, said Sofina is currently “ramping up” its operations at the Mitchell, Ont. site.

“Our new plant features state of the art equipment and technology representing the latest advancements in the areas of animal care and meat processing,” he said in a statement.

The project is expected to create 100 new jobs by the time it’s complete.

Adding to company funding, the Ontario government contributed $5.3 million to the project.


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