McGuinty Government Invests In New Manufacturing Plant That Will
Create Jobs In Belleville
TORONTO, March 6 /CNW/ - Kellogg is opening its first new North American
manufacturing plant in more than 20 years with the help of the Ontario
Ontario will invest $9.7 million to support Kellogg's
(http://www.kelloggs.ca/) new $97-million plant which will produce Mini-Wheats
cereal. Kellogg will hire about 100 new employees for the plant and the
investment helps protect other high-skilled jobs for families in Quinte.
The government's investment is part of its five-point plan to keep
Ontario competitive in the global economy and create jobs for Ontario
families. The Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy provides companies
with repayable, interest-free loans for up to five years to support
investments in technology and innovation.
"Kellogg's investment is a vote of confidence in the strength of
Ontario's manufacturing sector," said Premier McGuinty. "Companies like
Kellogg prove that Ontario is the place to be when you want the best-educated,
most innovative and highly skilled workers."
"Innovative companies like Kellogg are creating opportunities for Quinte
and communities across the province," said MPP Leona Dombrowsky. "We want to
thank them for their vote of confidence in Ontario."
"Ontario's support and Belleville's skilled workers were contributing
factors in our decision to invest," said Francois Rouilly, President and CEO,
Kellogg Canada. "We would like to thank the City of Belleville, the Region and
Province for their cooperative spirit and outstanding partnership with
Ontario has the second highest number of manufacturing employees of any
place in North America, after California and the highest percentage of people
with a post-secondary education in the western world.
Food processing is the second largest manufacturing sector in Ontario
after the automotive industry.
With 2007 sales of nearly $12 billion, Kellogg is the world's leading
cereal producer and a leading producer of convenience foods. Kellogg products
are manufactured in 18 countries and sold in more than 180 countries around
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