November 15, 2016 6:38 pm
Updated: February 1, 2017 5:07 pm

Maple Leaf Foods to close Thamesford plant

Maple Leaf Foods headquarters, Mississauga, Ont., Nov. 5, 2013.

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Maple Leaf Foods is closing its Thamesford plant.

In a release Tuesday, the company announced it will be shifting operations to a new Sofina plant in Mitchell in about 13 months.

The London Free Press reports that Thamesford plant employs over 400 people and is one of the small community’s longest and largest employers.

Maple Leaf Foods President and CEO Michael McCain says it was a difficult decision that came down to the “substantial physical limitations at our 80-year-old Thamesford plant”.

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