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Dufflet receives over $348k in federal funding


March 22, 2011
By Bakers Journal

March 22, 2011, Toronto – Dufflet Pastries will benefit from more than $348,000 of federal funding from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

MP Mike Wallace (Burlington) announced the investment last week, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

“Canada’s Economic Action Plan is helping Dufflet Pastries make improvements to their processing facility allowing the company to increase sales domestically and abroad,” said Wallace. “Increased production and sales for Dufflet Pastries will in turn increase the demand for butter, flour, cream and eggs, giving more opportunities for Canadian farmers to sell their products.”

Dufflet Pastries will use this repayable contribution to purchase and install new automated bakery equipment, allowing for greater production capacity and efficiency. The project is expected to result in the creation of jobs and will aid in reducing packaging waste.

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“The Agri-Processing initiative is a vital incentive to manufacturers like us who produce and market an elite line of baked goods throughout Canada,” added Daniele Bertrand, president of Dufflet Pastries.

This investment is being delivered by the AgriFlexibility fund through the AgriProcessing initiative, a five-year, up to $50 million initiative designed to enhance the competitiveness of the agri-processing sector in Canada. It provides support to existing companies for projects that involve the adoption of innovative and new-to-company manufacturing technologies and processes that are essential to sustaining and improving the sector’s position in today’s global marketplace.