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Maple Leaf Foods to build $ 660m, employ 1,450 people in London

Maple Leaf Foods has announced plans to build a fresh poultry facility of $ 660 million, which will employ 1,450 people in London.

On Monday, a Canadian packing company said a new 640,000-square-meter plant would be built on the site near the Wilton Road, south of Highway 401, with construction starting in 2019 and scheduled to be completed by 2021.

"As the biggest supplement to our food sector in the last 20 years, Maple Leaf Foods will bring significant employment and long-term economic benefits to the entire southwest region," said Capil Lakshoti, president of the London Economic Development Corporation (LED).

Officials said the LERC and the city are working with the company to agree on a deal in London.

LIDC works with local institutions, including Fanhichaville College and Brescia University College to develop talent for working in food and beverage processing, quality assurance and nutrition, among other crafts.

It is said that the most modern facility is one of the most technologically advanced processing facilities in the world.

News from the investment was announced on Monday shortly after 4 am. Maple Foods and LEDC will hold a press conference Tuesday at the Canadian Product Validation Center, where Prime Minister Doug Ford will head the official announcement.

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