Company actively working with prospective buyers to finalize an
GUELPH, ON, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Sleeman Breweries Ltd. announced today
that it has reduced the workforce at its Dartmouth N.S. brewing
facility. A total of 14 full and part-time employees were affected by
the decision. The company continues to proceed with discussions with
prospective buyers of the facility and are confident an agreement can
be achieved to keep the facility open as a brewery.
"We've committed to maintain as many jobs as possible throughout the
sale of the facility," says Pierre Ferland, National Vice President,
Operations, Sleeman Breweries Ltd. "It's become clear a new owner would
not be able to maintain the entire staff with a new operation. So, this
reduction is the best way to solidify the remaining jobs while we
finalize an agreement with a prospective owner."
Sleeman Breweries currently produces more than 1.8 million hL of volume
a year at facilities across Canada, including 27,000 hL from its
About Sleeman Breweries Limited
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. is the third largest brewing company nation-wide.
The company has supplemented its core Sleeman brands, which are
available in every province, with a family of exceptional regional
brands. These include Okanagan Spring in British Columbia and Unibroue
in Quebec as well as Old Milwaukee and Pabst Blue Ribbon. In 2006,
Sleeman Breweries Limited was acquired by Sapporo Holdings Limited
of Japan. The company markets and/or distributes world class imported
products such as Guinness, Sol, Dos Equis and Tecate and is supported
by 1,000 employees.
SOURCE: SLEEMAN BREWERIES LTD.
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