CORNWALL – A production plant in Cornwall’s east end for snack food maker Leclerc is getting some government help.
The Cornwall and The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation is giving $50,000 to the company under the province’s Eastern Ontario Development Program.
While the EODP funding was approved in May after receiving an application from the company, the CFDC had planned for a photo-op today (Dec. 4). But that event was cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
The plant, in the former 160,000 square foot Philips Canlyte plant at 525 Education Road, is expected to open by spring.
The company will be buying a high-speed production line that will produce 1,200 peanut-free granola bars per minute. The entire plant will be peanut-free.
The $9.5 million project is expected to create 80 jobs over four years.
Leclerc is creating a substantial number of local jobs.