Nut-free Aurora food plant hiring workers, expanding to U.S., western Canada
A $100,000 government grant for food processing machinery will allow Aurora-based Treasure Mills to expand its markets in the United States and western Canada and hire new workers, the president says.
The funding to Treasure Mills, which makes nut- and peanut-free snack foods such as muffins, cookies and cupcakes in its 30,000-square-foot plant, is part of a $2.5 million investment by the provincial and federal governments to boost York Region’s food and beverage processing sector.
Treasure Mills, grew by more than 60 per cent and “hired dramatically” last year, the president said. The grant for the flow wrapper machinery has reduced the company’s production costs by 10 per cent and increased product output by 200 per cent.