WINNIPEG – Bacon production in Winnipeg is about to get bigger.
The federal and provincial government announced Monday they are investing $500,000 in an expansion project that will increase bacon production at Maple Leaf Food in the city.
The media release said it will increase the factory production on Lagimodiere Boulevard by 8-million kilograms every year.
“The meat sector is a great source of pride and prosperity to many Canadians,” said Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay.
“Part of the federal government’s plan to support the agriculture sector is to be a leader in job creation and innovation. I am pleased to announce this strategic investment that will mean more top-quality Canadian bacon in grocery aisles in Canada and across the world.”
The funds will go towards new processing and packaging equipment for the bacon production line.
The expansion is expected to create 34 new permanent, full-time jobs as well as 34 part-time jobs. It’s also part of a larger $35-million expansion of the plant.