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Bartek breaks ground on Stoney Creek, Ont., malic and fumaric acid plant

January 25, 2023  By Bakers Journal


Left to right: Tim Larson (Bartek), Minister Neil Lumsden, MP Chad Collins, Minister Lisa Thompson, Hamid Goli (Bartek), Jose Kafie (Bartek), John Burrows (Bartek), Jim Vincent (Bartek), Steven Chambers (Bartek), Minister Vic Fedeli. Photo: CNW Group/Bartek Ingredients Inc.

Stoney Creek, Ont. – Bartek Ingredients officially broke ground on its $175 million malic and fumaric acid production facility in Stoney Creek, Ont.

The company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 12 with Canadian government officials and local community leaders to celebrate the official commencement of the construction project.

“We are pleased to be investing in the community of Stoney Creek and proud to play an integral part in supporting local industries and the local economy,” Bartek president and CEO John Burrows said. “We are thankful for our partnerships with the provincial and federal government and Environment Hamilton and their support and guidance throughout the process.”

Among those in attendance at the groundbreaking were Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Member of Provincial Parliament for Hamilton East, Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Chad Collins, Member of Federal Parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek.

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“Congratulations to everyone at Bartek Ingredients on this exciting milestone,” Minister Fedeli said. “Bartek’s $175 million investment will ensure that the company can continue to expand and create more good-paying jobs in Hamilton and the surrounding region. Together, we’re building a stronger Ontario with opportunities for all people.”

“Hamilton’s Bartek facility will soon become one of the world’s largest malic and food-grade acid production plants,” Minister Lumsden said.

The facility will double Bartek’s production capacity and propel new product development and other innovation efforts. It is also being built with sustainability in mind and is expected to be the most environmentally sustainable facility in the industry – projected by the company to reduce per unit greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80 per cent.

The facility is expected to be fully operational at the beginning of 2024.


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