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Ontario Premier Visits Hamilton to announce new funding for Bimbo Canada to increase production

On January 12th, 2023, Premier Doug Ford visited Bimbo Canada’s Hamilton facility to announce $1.5 million in funding provided through the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) Program to support a new production line at the Hamilton Plant. The AMIC Program offered by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade invests in advanced manufacturing companies to increase Ontario competitiveness, create more skilled jobs and encourage innovation.

Bimbo Canada’s largest and most innovative bakery, located in Hamilton, is investing in a new production line to increase production of tortillas by 25% to supply growing demand and feed Canadians.

“Our government is thrilled to support this investment from Bimbo Canada – a growing Ontario company that believes in its community and is creating jobs for the people of Hamilton,” said Ford during the official announcement.

New Hamilton Mayor Andrea Howarth also attended the event, “Our jobs in food manufacturing have grown by 33% since 2016. This is thanks to companies like Bimbo Canada for recognizing that Hamilton is the city they can grow in and invest in, with a talented workforce at the ready. Hamilton’s facility, the Trillium Bakery, is Bimbo Canada’s largest and most innovative bakery in Canada, and Hamilton is very proud of that.”

Bimbo Canada has operated for more than 100 years and is a leading producer and distributor of fresh packaged breads and snacks with more than 1,000 products across 18 brands Canadians know and love, like Dempster’s®, Stonemill®, Villaggio®, Vachon® cakes and Takis®. Bimbo Canada is proud to feed Canadian families with safe, high-quality products they can trust made by Canadians, for Canadians at 16 bakeries, 14 distribution centres and 191 depots across the country. Bimbo Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company.

Bimbo Canada’s new production capacity through the province’s investment will increase exports from Ontario to serve demand across the country and will also lead to the creation of 17 new jobs.

For the full press release visit: Ontario Attracts $15 Million Investment from Canada’s Largest Bakery | Ontario Newsroom
For more details on Hamilton’s food processing and agrifood sector visit: Agri-Business and Food Processing – Invest in Hamilton
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