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Guelph to get state-of-the-art flour mill


December 30, 2011
By Bakers Journal

December 30, 2011, Guelph, ON – Horizon Milling G.P. plans to construct a new flour mill on 27 acres in Guelph, Ont.

December 30, 2011, Guelph, ON – Horizon Milling G.P. plans to construct a new flour mill on 27 acres in Guelph, Ont.

The new facility, which is expected to open in the next three years, will primarily serve Horizon Milling’s food processing customers in the southwestern Ontario market. Grain will be predominantly sourced from Canadian farmers in both eastern and western Canada. The project will increase Horizon Milling’s Canadian production by up to 30 per cent.

“Our new mill will represent the future in flour mills. As a completely new complex, we will incorporate the latest technologies in the industry and design the site to allow farmers easy access for deliveries and efficient rail and truck loading systems, among other innovations,” said Dan Dye, Horizon Milling president. “We look forward to starting the project and working closely with the community in the coming years to make it a reality.”

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Horizon Milling anticipates bringing 15 to 20 new jobs to Guelph as the facility nears completion. Cargill currently employs more than 1,500 people in the city through its meat solutions and case ready businesses.

The Guelph project will be Horizon Milling's first new mill built in this country since it entered the Canadian flour milling business via acquisition in 2006. The company also operates flour mills in Montreal and Saskatoon.