Investing In Meat Processing In Huron County
McGuinty Government Supports Local Food Processors, Creates Good Jobs
A Wingham food processor is on track to upgrade and expand its production of Ontario meat products to meet growing demand, support local farmers and create good jobs.
With support from the Rural Economic Development Program, Green's Meat Market and Abattoir Ltd. will:
- upgrade its existing facility
- install new equipment, and
- build storage and freezer space.
Through these efforts the company will increase production capacity, strengthen its food safety program, increase sales and expand the customer base for its line of pork and beef products.
These improvements are expected to create up to four jobs and retain more than 14 positions.
A strong agri-food industry is part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the province's economy.
- Ontario is investing $128,250 in Green's Meat Market through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- In 2008, Ontario's food processing industry was the third-largest employer of its kind in North America.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $153 million in 373 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program, generating more than $1.1 billion in new economic activity.
“Green's Meat Market is important to our agri-food sector and important to Ontario's economy. By helping rural abattoirs and meat processors grow and expand their business, we're creating jobs, supporting farmers, and building a strong food system throughout Ontario.”
“2011 marks the 40th anniversary of Greens Meat Market, so this announcement is particularly exciting for us as it means our small business can continue to support the local community with safe, fresh, local products for generations to come.”
“Green's Meat Market has been supplying quality products to our community and those surrounding it for 40 years and I am very pleased that the Ontario Government has provided funding through the Rural Economic Development program to help keep Green's in the community for years to come. The modernizing of Green's Meat Market will be a great benefit to both the farmers and consumers of our municipality.”