Kellogg Plans New Line And 40 New Jobs In Ontario
McGuinty Government Supports $43-Million Investment In Belleville Plant
Kellogg Canada Inc. intends to add a new cereal production line at its Belleville plant that would create about 40 new jobs for the community.
The proposed production line would feature advanced food-manufacturing techniques making the Belleville plant among the most sophisticated in Kellogg's worldwide operations.
Today's announcement builds on Kellogg's commitment to Ontario. In 2007, the company invested approximately $100 million to build the existing Belleville plant, which produces Kellogg's Mini-Wheats cereal.
- Ontario has recovered 91 per cent of the jobs lost since the global economic downturn -- a record that leads major economies in the world.
- Food processing is the second largest manufacturing sector in Ontario after the automotive industry.
- Kellogg Canada's new cereal production line represents a $43-million investment, which includes $4.5 million from the province.
“Kellogg's investment is a vote of confidence in the skills and knowledge of Ontario workers. It's another positive sign that our investments in people are paying off and that our economy is turning the corner.”
“This is great news for our community. It has been a privilege to work with Kellogg to bring more good jobs to our region.”
“We're pleased to have the opportunity to grow our investment, our business and our commitment to Ontario. We hope to be able to move quickly to create the proposed manufacturing and distribution jobs in Belleville, which would be great news for our company, as well as the community.”