Canadian Manufacturing

Toronto-area snack maker Treasure Mills scales up with plant upgrades

Baked goods firm expects to double output by investing in new equipment

August 9, 2016  by Canadian Staff

AURORA, Ont.—Treasure Mills Inc., a food processor that operates a 30,000 square-foot plant just north of Toronto, is expanding with the help of a $100,000 investment from the Canadian and Ontario governments.

The snack food company, which is closely identified with its “School Safe” brand of peanut-free baked goods, will use the funds to automate the baking and washing equipment at its in Aurora, Ont. facility, as well as install improved refrigeration and drainage systems.

“This investment has helped us to implement important technical improvements at our Aurora facility, which are helping us to better serve our customers and grow our business,” Robert Johnson, the company’s president, said.

The retrofits are expected to reduce production costs at the plant 10 per cent while doubling Treasure Mills’ output of muffins, snack cakes, cookie bars and cupcakes.