Cargill's remaining further-processing operation in Guelph, Ontario, will be expanded to absorb the additional capacity, which may result in adding up to 200 new jobs, a company news release said.
"The decision to discontinue operations at the Toronto facility was very difficult, however, it was made knowing we had the ability to optimize our supply chain and provide real and enhanced value through leveraging our existing operations in Guelph,” said Jason Kuan, vice president and general manager for Case Ready Canada. “This realignment is all about our long-term commitment to being the partner of choice. It was driven in part by our attention to efficiency and our clear understanding of our customers' evolving need for increased value."
Cargill said it will ensure its impacted employees have access to career transition and personal and family support.
In 2005, Cargill purchased the two processing operations in Guelph and later expanded valued-added operations in Calgary in 2009.