Florentina Foods is breaking ground at its soon-to-be new home in Orangeville. Approximately 4.1 acres of Town-owned lands were sold to Florentina Foods in May 2017 to make way for the new manufacturing facility in Orangeville. The facility will be located at 165 Centennial Road.
Florentina Foods specializes in the manufacture of frozen entrees and other food products for several large-scale retail and food services clients throughout North America. In addition to manufacturing product under its own brand, numerous well-known private label companies comprise Florentina’s customer base. As a business registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Florentina Foods will construct the manufacturing facility in Orangeville to CFIA standards, enabling them to export products to diverse clientele worldwide.
The relocation of Florentina Foods to Orangeville is good news for the local economy. In addition to the jobs associated with erecting the 5,737 square metre (61,753 square feet) building, tax revenues and future job opportunities are other positive factors of the sale. Upon opening, the business is expected to create 60 to 80 new jobs in Orangeville. In addition to food processing, the facility will boast an innovative research and development department that will work with private label customers towards new product development.
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