Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf reported last week that the company is ‘preparing to sell’ its primary pork processing plant in Burlington, Ontario.
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 in Winnipeg.
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 completion.
â€¢ Maple Leaf
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