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Brick Brewing Invests $3.5M in Upgrades

From: Food in Canada

Kitchener, Ont. – One of Canada’s largest breweries is investing $3.5 million to upgrade its plant.

Brick Brewing Co. Limited announced in a statement that the investment will go towards upgrading can line capacity at its Kitchener, Ont. brewery.

The company says it will “install a new can filler and pasteurizer and will bring annual canning capacity to approximately 400,000 hectolitres.

In the statement the company adds that the installation should be completed by this May and the line should be operating at full capacity by the end of June.

Russell Tabata, Brick’s COO, says in the statement that Brick Brewing “will build inventory in advance of the project to ensure that there are no disruptions in the supply chain.”

The project, says the company, will also “deliver an improved environmental footprint with 15% reduction in natural gas usage, 25% reduction in water usage and 25% reduction in effluent discharge compared to current equipment on a per hectolitre basis.”

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