Maple Leaf to sell Ontario pork plant
Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf reported last week that the company is
'preparing to sell' its primary pork processing plant in Burlington,
This site processes more than 2 million pigs a year.
Maple Leaf lost
$10,000 in the first quarter of this year, but officials say a new business plan
is on track to improve earnings for the Canadian company. A five-year
restructuring will shift the company's focus from primary protein operations to
value-added meat and meals.
The company also
envisages to start a second-shift cut operation at its plant in Brandon,
Manitoba by September of this year and to close its fresh pork processing plant
A large expansion is underway at its Lagimodiere Road plant
in Winnipeg, involving consolidation of its value-added ham-boning operations.
Also, construction of a new distribution centre in Saskatoon is nearing
â€¢ Maple Leaf
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