Maple Leaf Foods Ramps up Production at its Bacon Centre of Excellence

Slices of smoked bacon on cutting board

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods is ramping up commercial production at its new Bacon Centre of Excellence in Winnipeg, Man.

The first commercial production of bacon at this $182 million, 73,000-sq.-ft. expansion project got underway earlier this year.

“I am extremely proud of the work we are doing at our Bacon Centre of Excellence. Driving the growth of our brands via product quality and innovation is at the core of what we do,” says Curtis Frank, president and COO, Maple Leaf Foods. “Customer and consumer demand for Canadian supply of pre-cooked bacon products is very robust, and we are excited about the positive impact we are having on the local economy as we have added about 350 new team members at this manufacturing facility.  With production continuing to ramp up, our Bacon Centre of Excellence is well on its way to delivering the financial returns that we expected.”

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