Redpath Sugar will invest C$5.2m ($4.17m) in the expansion of its dry blending and packaging plant in Belleville, Ontario to add new pouch packaging capabilities.
The Canada-based cane sugar refiner will install two new customized packaging lines and equipment which are expected to boost productivity and competitiveness while growing the company’s exports and revenues.
Redpath Sugar will be helped by a fund of $624,263 ($500,534) from the Ontario government for the project through its Eastern Ontario Development Fund.
Redpath Sugar president Jonathan Bamberger said: “With the addition of this new packaging technology, our Belleville location will be offering innovative new options for our retail and private label partners as we invest to remain at the forefront of an ever-changing industry.”
The expansion project is expected to retain 101 existing roles in the Belleville plant while creating 10 more jobs.
Redpath Sugar’s Belleville plant co-manufactures some of the major retail brands and private label products that include iced tea, drink crystals, hot chocolate, milk powder blends and gelatins.
As per the Ontario government, the Redpath Sugar expansion project is slated to be completed by late 2019.
Redpath Sugar is a subsidiary of US-based cane sugar refining company ASR Group. The cane sugar refiner offers a broad range of sugar products to food service outlets, food manufacturers and consumers across Canada and also for foreign markets.
Some of its products sold under the Redpath brand include Granulated Sugar, Golden Yellow Sugar, Dark Brown Sugar, Icing Sugar among others. The company maintains an office and refinery on the waterfront in Toronto.