Weston Foods plans to close its Cobourg, Ont., facility in the second half of 2020.
In a statement, Weston Foods said it made a “difficult decision” to close its Maplehurst bakery. The company says “regrettably, up to 180 jobs will be lost” which will mean a four per cent decrease in its total workforce, adding that production will be relocated to other bakeries in the Weston Foods network.
Last January, the company announced an expansion of the same facility due to increased demand.
Maplehurst has been in Cobourg for almost 25 years and has grown a number of times. The company was formerly known as Weston Bakery.
The plant opened in 1994 as the Weston Fruit Cake Company.