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Smucker invests $12M in its Sherbrooke plant

Modernization of the facility will increase production of local products.


SHERBROOKE, Que. — Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is investing $12 million in its manufacturing facility in Sherbrooke, Que.

The plant produces Carnation evaporated milk and Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk products for Canadian consumers. It employs 35 people.

The investment is supported with funding of $1.8 million from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Smucker said it will upgrade equipment, which will increase the plant’s flexibility and the variety of products it produce, and broaden its sourcing of domestic milk.

“This investment will go a long way toward solidifying our long-term presence in Sherbrooke,” said Aurelio Calabretta, vice president and general manager for Smucker Foods of Canada. “Through this initiative, we will be able to introduce new packaging capabilities previously unavailable to us in Canada.”

Smucker has been a part of the Quebec community since 1939 and began began offering products in Canada in 1988. It currently has operations in Sherbrooke, Montreal, Markham and Brampton, Ont., and Calgary.

It’s a subsidiary of The J. M. Smucker Co. in the US.

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