Province gives meat processing plant $1.7 million to expand West Lincoln facility
Published September 18, 2023 at 3:47 pm
Highland Ridge in Smithville, which initially broke ground in April 2022, will now see the construction of a 17,932 square-foot addition, complete with meat processing equipment, including slicers, scales, metal detectors, smokehouse, grinders, and mixers.
“As a division of Highland Packers in Stoney Creek, the new Highland Ridge facility in Smithville will provide our growing operation with the space needed to continue producing our naturally smoked and ready-to-eat meat products,” said Marinus de Jonge, President of Highland Packers.
“This project, funded in part by the Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund, helps increase our production capacity and we are thankful for this opportunity.”
Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff called the facility “a model of innovation and economic growth in our region.”
The program included a focus on strategic investments that benefit supply chains, address processing shortages, and contribute to supply stability.