Campbell's Noodles to Remain "Made-in-Ontario"
McGuinty Government Helps Keep Noodle Production Local
Ontario is helping Campbell's Soup's baked noodle production remain in Ontario, which will retain more than 255 jobs.
The province is providing $491,987 in funding towards The Newdle Project, which will help relocate Campbell's Soup's baked noodle production line from its Listowel facility to Kitchener's J.T. Bakeries Inc. This project will help ensure that the company's unique noodle manufacturing process remains in Ontario, providing local suppliers with a continued market for their products. This project will stabilize 200 current jobs at J.T. Bakeries, 45 rural jobs within New Life Mills flour operation and will create 12 new positions for the Campbell's staff.
The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program, which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
- Improved access to health care services
- Revitalized communities and downtowns
- Enhanced skills training.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested $63 million in 192 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Waterloo Region has one of the fastest growing populations in Ontario.
“Keeping the baked noodle line in Ontario will bring significant benefits to the Waterloo region and our rural communities. This project will support our local wheat growers, producers of flour milling ingredients and packaging and distribution services associated with the line.”
“We are excited to welcome 12 new staff members from the Campbell's Soup production facility in Listowel. By creating these 12 full time positions and retaining our current 200 positions, we anticipate combined annual sales revenue of $10 million from our Campbell and private label product sales.”