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Industry NewsNestlé breaks ground on $41.3M plant expansion in London, Ont.

Nestlé breaks ground on $41.3M plant expansion in London, Ont.


Ontario Premier Doug Ford was among the dignitaries on-site as Nestlé Canada broke ground on a $41.3-million expansion of its London, Ont. ice cream plant, according to CTV News.

Nestlé CEO and president John Carmichael and London mayor Ed Holder were at the November 5th groundbreaking at the company’s Wilton Grove Road facility.

The multi-million-dollar expansion will create two new production lines that will produce brands including Hӓagen-Dazs, Real Dairy and Drumstick.

“One hundred per cent of Nestle ice cream in Canada is made here locally,” Carmichael explained outside the plant. “We’ve got over 800 employees who work here right now…Their tenacity and ability to get things done have made it a gold standard facility for Nestlé across the globe.”

The expansion is expected to create up to 100 new jobs for the community, where the factory has stood for more than 50 years. The company hopes to complete the expansion by 2023.

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