Maple Leaf Foods selected Puslinch Township, in the County of Wellington, as the location for a new distribution center that will operate as the company's prepared meats distribution hub for central and eastern Canada.
Maple Leaf Foods, Canada, has chosen Puslinch Township, in the County of Wellington, as the location for a new distribution center that will operate as the company's prepared meats distribution hub for central and eastern Canada. DB Schenker USA was selected as the third-party logistics provider.
The 282,000-square-foot distribution center will combine refrigerated and frozen products into one facility. The location is in proximity to Maple Leaf Foods' eastern prepared meats facilities, including the 402,000-square-foot facility currently under construction in Hamilton, and provides ready access through the 400-series highways.
"This is another important step in the implementation of our value creation plan, details of which were announced in October 2011," says Michael McCain, president and CEO. "This new facility will simplify our distribution network and significantly increase our supply chain efficiencies."
The company will now proceed with the appropriate regulatory approvals with construction expected to commence this spring. It will be commissioned in the first half of 2013, with the consolidation of its existing distribution centers in Moncton, Burlington and Kitchener to be completed by 2014.
"This facility will bring significant benefits to our local economy, providing sustainable jobs and putting Puslinch Township on the map for even more investments from leading companies like Maple Leaf Foods," says Township of Puslinch Mayor Dennis Lever.
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