Two levels of government are partnering to support the local food and beverage sector.
MPP Lou Rinaldi along with MP Neil Ellis made the announcement at Canadian Blast Freezers Ltd. in Trenton on behalf of Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay.
With support through the Growing Forward 2 initiative, the company will upgrade lighting at their processing facility with over $36,210.
Jeff Leal, the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says by investing in businesses like Canadian Blast Freezers, they are helping boost the competitiveness of Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.
Over 300 companies in the province are taking advantage of the almost $18 million in funding through the GF2.
Approximately $254,093 has been invested in five projects across Hastings and Prince Edward County:
Sandbanks Estate Winery Inc. received $35,350 to purchase specialized equipment to produce new innovative wine to expand markets
o2202558 Ontario Limited o/a Mill Creek Farm received $99,999 to purchase, install and update packaging equipment to increase labour productivity
Pasta Tavola will receive up to $36,400 to purchase and install an upgraded pasta machine and kitchen equipment to help increase labour productivity and efficiency
County Cider Company Inc.received $46,132 to purchase and install equipment to help expand export sales