The milling division of Winnipeg grain and agrifood firm Parrish and Heimbecker plans to build a new flour milling unit in southern Ontario to replace one lost to fire last year.
The company said it will build the new unit at Acton, about 25 km northeast of Guelph, where it will complement the unit the company already owns there.
The new facility, to be designed and built by Buhler Inc., will replace the company’s Toronto-area Hayhoe mill, which burned last July, the company said.
When completed this fall, the Acton facility’s total capacity will be 8,000 hundredweight per day, P+H said.
“This additional milling capacity will further strengthen P+H’s supply network and support regional growth,” the company said. “It will also provide additional opportunity to wheat farmers in the immediate and surrounding area.”