After much analysis and careful review, Nestlé Canada announced today that we have made the very difficult decision to close our Food Service factory in Trenton, Ontario. This factory makes dry blend and frozen products for the hospitality and restaurant sector and a large percentage of the products made in Trenton are for export to the U.S. This decision in no way reflects the performance of our dedicated team members who work tirelessly to provide the highest quality products to our customers.
The foodservice industry is highly competitive and over the years volumes in the U.S. have continually outpaced Canadian volumes, resulting in over 80 percent of Trenton’s annual production being shipped to the U.S. The Trenton factory is part of a North American manufacturing network and the U.S. foodservice factories have capacity to absorb the production.
The factory will close in stages with the first products transferring at the end of this year, culminating in a full shutdown by mid 2022. We remain focused on growing the Nestlé foodservice business in Canada and staking out a post-pandemic leadership position in out-of-home solutions.
We know this is very difficult news for our employees and the community. Details regarding notice and severance packages, outplacement support and opportunities to apply for other roles within other Nestlé facilities will be provided in the coming months. It has been our privilege to have been part of this vibrant community and worked alongside the dedicated and talented people of the Quinte region.
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