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Thornloe Cheese Factory Expands

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Thornloe Cheese Factory Expands

McGuinty Government Boosts Local Economy, Creates Jobs

A popular cheese manufacturer in Thornloe is expanding its operations and creating jobs locally.

With support from the Ontario government, Gencor Foods is expanding the Thornloe Cheese Factory, including upgrading equipment and enlarging retail space.  The company will also improve its waste water disposal system to meet current environmental regulations.  The project will create eight new jobs.

This initiative is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • The NOHFC is providing $852,000 to this project through its Enterprise North Job Creation Program.
  • In 2007, the NOHFC provided $750,000 to Gencor Foods to purchase the factory's physical assets and milk quota and keep it operating.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is providing $330,000 to this rural economic development initiative to improve the waste water disposal system.

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“Our government's previous support helped retain this important local employer in our region and today's funding will create new jobs and ensure the long-term viability of the Thornloe Cheese Factory.”

David Ramsay

MPP for Temiskaming-Cochrane

“We are promoting the growth of another important northern business that is providing much-needed employment in the Thornloe area.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

“As part of the five-year Open Ontario plan, our government is partnering with local food processors to help them succeed. This funding will enable the Thornloe Cheese Factory to remain strong in today's economy and help to reduce their environmental impact.”

Carol Mitchell

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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