An Ontario government investment is helping Conestoga Meat Packers increase capacity while creating 100 new jobs and retaining 425 existing jobs in Breslau, in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region.
The pork processor is owned and supplied by a co-operative of 120 Southern Ontario hog farms. With $1.5 million from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Conestoga Meat Packers is investing in new cooler space and refrigeration equipment that will increase the plant’s capacity by about one third.
Conestoga’s Ontario-grown pork is sold in Canada and internationally – approximately one third of its product is exported.
Ontario is accepting applications for the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund from qualified businesses that are growing and creating jobs.
Sectors eligible for the fund include advanced manufacturing, processing, life sciences, information and communications technology, tourism and cultural industries.