Maple Leaf Foods to Shut Down Brantford Plant, Streamline Production Operations

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Maple Leaf Foods has announced the impending closure of its century-old poultry processing plant in Brantford, Ontario. The decision comes as part of a broader strategy to streamline production by integrating operations into its current network of facilities over the coming year.

The company revealed that earlier assessments this year indicated the Brantford plant, which has been operational for 100 years, would require substantial and continuous investments to remain viable for the long term.

As part of the consolidation plan, most of Maple Leaf’s Further Processed Poultry production will be absorbed by its other existing plants.

Curtis Frank, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, emphasized the gravity of the decision, noting the company’s commitment to ensuring a smooth transition.

The shutdown will be executed in phases, designed to sustain business operations and fulfill customer demands without disruption.

Maple Leaf Foods also plans to provide support to affected employees, offering opportunities for relocation to other company facilities.