Maple Leaf to close Winnipeg pork plant
Maple Leaf Foods, Canada's largest food processor,
plans to close a Winnipeg pork-processing plant which employs about 145 workers
as the company sheds underperforming assets.
The plant, processing 15,000 to 20,000 swine a week, will start closing in
early September, Maple Leaf Foods said.
The plant will be shut by
October 26 and some workers will be given the opportunity to take jobs at other
facilities, the company said.
Maple Leaf sought to cut operating costs by closing a poultry
plant in Nova Scotia, a bakery in British Columbia and a meat-processing plant
near Toronto during the past year.
In May, the company sold its
animal nutrition unit to Dutch feed company Nutreco for US $478 million to focus
on its meat and meals business.
Maple Leaf will consolidate
pork-processing in Brandon, Manitoba (see photo), where it will start a second
shift and boost employment to 2,800.
â€¢ Maple Leaf Foods
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