TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - CanGro Foods announced today its plan to sell or
close its Exeter and St. Davids, Ontario vegetable and fruit processing
plants. The plants will be sold or cease operations by March 31, 2008. Up to
268 hourly and 27 salaried positions as well as all seasonal positions may be
"These actions follow CanGro's 2006 Chambly, Quebec vegetable plant
closure as CanGro will now shift to outsourcing its canned vegetable and fruit
requirements", said David Hoyles, V.P. Operations for CanGro Foods.
Unionized employees are represented by The United Food and Commercial
Workers (U.F.C.W.) Local 175. Employees will be treated fairly, consistent
with all applicable laws, company policy and their collective agreement.
CanGro Foods markets canned fruit, tomatoes and vegetables under leading
brand names Del Monte, Aylmer and Ideal.
CanGro Foods is a subsidiary of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and EG Capital
Group LLC, leading private equity firms specializing in leveraged buyouts of
For further information:
For further information: David Hoyles at (416) 253-2784