TORONTO, May 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Harvest Specialty Mills has secured CDN $2.6 million in Series-A funding to construct of a state-of-the-art 21,000 sq ft HACCP, Kosher, BRC certified food-grade facility in Burlington, Ontario offering grains, pulses,and dried fruits. To support wholesale and retail sales of CFIA approved food grade ingredients, Harvest Specialty Mills is working with Shopify on an industry first CRM and online ordering system.
"Harvest Specialty Mills is strategically positioned to take advantage of the growing trend to mainstream highly nutritious ingredients by melding artisanal grains, pulses and dried fruits with modern sales techniques, utilizing Shopify infrastructure," said Jon Dwyer, CEO, Harvest Specialty Mills. "Our new facility, matched with this innovative technology, will allow us to fulfill orders for all customers; from kitchen pantries, to bulk orders and national contracts for some of North America and Europe's largest bakeries and food producers."
Ancient grains such as flax, chia and quinoa have become staple ingredients for the modern healthy family. Harvest Specialty Mills' supply chain management strategies will ensure customers can be confident in their purchase of products holding advertising label claims such as Omega-3, Protein and Both Essential Fibres from our clients and partners.
"The Canadian manufacturing industry is a cornerstone of our economy and poised for continued growth. Harvest Specialty Mills is positioned to provide premium products to a multitude of organizations from family businesses to large multinationals," said Jeffrey Deacon, Chairman of Harvest Specialty Mills. "Our management team has the experience, fortitude and now the capital to execute on a high-growth strategy. We look forward to building Harvest Specialty Mills into a high-quality, cost effective producer of grains, pulses, dried fruits and other food ingredients."
"The marketplace for healthy food alternatives is growing rapidly, and has shown it is the new norm for popular food products. We are excited at the prospect of providing our customers with high quality products in the most cost effective and environmentally safe manner possible," Ryan Peyman JD,MBA, CFO Harvest Specialty Mills.
Harvest Specialty Mills Board of Directors
Jeffrey Deacon – Chairman
Jon Dwyer – CEO
Ryan Peyman – CFO
SOURCE Harvest Specialty Mills
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