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Huron Bruce MPP Praises Gay Lea

Teeswater | by Peter Jackson  

Lisa Thompson says a $60M expansion shows Gay Lea has faith in rural economy.

Photo via GayLeaCoop on Twitter: "Thank you Huron-Bruce MPP @LisaThompsonMPP for being with us to celebrate this historic day for #GayLeaFoods and #CdnDairy!" 

The Progressive Conservative MPP for Huron-Bruce is enthusiastic about the addition of around twenty jobs in a major expansion at Gay Lea Foods Co-operative in Teeswater.

As we told you Thursday, Gay Lea is pumping $60-million into the expansion project which is set to start next year.

Lisa Thompson tells us Gay Lea recognizes the need to keep rural Ontario economically and socially sustainable.

She believes that Huron-Bruce can be competitive, and the investment by Gay Lea is proof of that.

Thompson points to a strategy laid out by Dairy Farmers of Ontario, and says the co-operative is taking advantage of the opportunity that's open to them.

She says the expansion will place Gay Lea in a leadership position internationally, while benefiting farmers in Huron-Bruce and across the province.

The project is part of a $140-million investment over four years in dairy processing.

The Gay Lea plant in Teeswater currently employs around one-hundred people.

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