Local Bakery To Expand In Peterborough
McGuinty Government Supports Agri-Food Industry, Creates Jobs
Production at an organic bakery in Peterborough is growing, creating 13 new jobs and strengthening the local economy.
With support from Ontario's Rural Economic Development Program, Stickling's Specialty Bakery will:
- install new state-of-the-art equipment
- create up to 13 new jobs, retain 25 jobs
- reduce transportation and delivery costs
- develop new packaging and marketing material
The project is expected to be complete by March 2012.
A strong agri-food industry is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs and opportunities that will boost the province's economy.
- Ontario is investing $213,500 in the Stickling's Specialty Bakery project through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Ontario's food processing industry was the third-largest employer of its kind in North America in 2008. The industry generated more than $33 billion in revenue from goods manufactured in Ontario in 2009.
- In April, Ontario had an increase of 56,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 7.9 per cent.
“Stickling's Bakery is important to our agri-food sector and important to Ontario's economy. By helping food processors grow and expand their business, we're creating jobs, supporting farmers, and building a strong food system throughout our province.”
“Investments through the Rural Economic Development Program are another way the McGuinty government is providing families and businesses with the tools they need to grow and prosper. By supporting companies like Stickling's, we are strengthening our region's food processing sector and boosting our local economy.”
“We're very excited about this project, which is enhancing our production and taking our business to the next level. Thanks to support from the Ontario government, Stickling's Bakery will be able to offer our award-winning breads to even more customers throughout Ontario, as we have been doing for more than 70 years.”