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Today Is Heinz’s Last Day In Leamington

Friday June 27th, 2014, 8:00am


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The Heinz entrance as seen in Google Street View

Today marks the last day for Heinz in Leamington.

It was announced back on November 14th, 2013 that the plant, which opened in 1909 in a former tobacco factory, would close for good at the end of June.  The announcement meant that over 700 people would be out of work.

As the closure date got closer, hope came, as a deal was announced on May 21st, that when the factory ceased to be operated by Heinz on June 27th, and Highbury Canco will take over all aspects of the operation of the Leamington factory.

Highbury Canco says they will continue to manufacture certain Heinz products in Leamington and will provide distribution and logistics services to Heinz in Canada.

They intend to employee 250 people, with hopes of hiring additional staff as the business grows.

One chapter closes today, but another one opens in the town that is known as the Tomato Capitol of Canada.

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