Maple Leaf Foods announces plans for poultry network
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Company News
New value-added poultry processing plant in London, Ont., will open late 2022.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. this week announced that it will be pursuing further optimization opportunities in its poultry network upon completion of its new value-added poultry processing plant in London, Ont., that is scheduled to be completed in late 2022.
The move includes shifting volumes currently processed at the Maple Leaf Foods’ poultry plants in Schomberg and Bradford, Ont., to the new London plant by the end of 2023 in connection with the ramp up of London to full production.
The two plants will continue to operate as normal for the next 18 months until the transition.
Once the transition is completed, the Bradford plant will continue to operate with a new focus on value-added opportunities and the Schomberg plant will be shut down.
The company expects to identify opportunities at other plants within the Maple Leaf network for those who are impacted as a result of the transition.
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