Investment of $1.7M will add jobs at pasta plant in Brampton

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Published May 14, 2024 at 8:41 pm

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The Canadian government has given $1.7 million to Brampton's Italpasta Ltd.. to improve production and created more jobs. GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PHOTOS

Brampton’s Italpasta Limited is receiving a financial boost from the federal government to help meet growing demands.

The local food manufacture, announced on Tuesday, it is getting over $1.7 million to create 10 jobs, help them compete on a global scale, develop new food products, and enhance the production of its made-in-Canada pasta products.

“This announcement is good news for both the Brampton region and Canada’s food manufacturing industry as it will support a leading business in our community while strengthening local supply chains and increasing production of made-in-Canada food products,” said Maninder Sidhu, Parliament Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East.

The money will help the family owned and operated company, founded in 1989, replace old equipment with a state-of-the-art production line with triple the production capacity.

Canada’s largest pasta manufacturer, with some 200 employees, Italpasta will be able to reduce production times, increase supply chain spending and add skilled jobs with the new manufacturing line and equipment.

“I express profound gratitude for the invaluable support extended by the Government of Canada through this investment,” said Joe Vitale, Founder and President, Italpasta Ltd. “The funding not only empowers us to address the escalating demand for our products across North America but also reaffirms our role as a beacon illuminating Canadian wheat farmers and championing locally crafted, premium-quality, affordable products that families can be proud to serve to their loved ones.

“This investment will further strengthen our ability to deliver on that commitment while contributing to the local economy and creating more jobs at home for the people of Brampton.”

Through its modernized storage silos and manufacturing process, the company will be able to reduce its energy consumption by 20 percent.

“The Government of Canada investment in Italpasta Limited underscores our commitment to supporting Canadian businesses and industries as they produce quality made-in-Canada products and grow our economy,” said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

“These investments not only strengthen the competitiveness of Canadian companies, they also contribute to our long-term economic growth.”

FedDev Ontario has given over $40 million to more than 100 projects in Brampton since 2015, which estimated has created over 1,300 jobs.

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