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New bulk flour mill announced in Ontario

Dec. 7, 2015, Hamilton, Ont. – Ontario is investing in a flour milling company to build the province's first greenfield site flour mill in 75 years.

The province is investing $5 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund - Food and Beverage Growth Fund to help P&H Milling Group, a division of Parrish & Heimbecker Limited, build a new bulk mill on Pier 10 in Hamilton Harbour, with access to railway, truck and vessel transportation.

The new bulk mill will house efficient state-of-the-art equipment including additional grain and flour storage, according to a press release. The expansion will enable the company to process 25 per cent more grain, and help increase the company's intake of Ontario wheat by over 10 per cent more annually. P&H Milling is investing $40 million toward the new mill.

The project will increase P&H Milling Group's productivity and improve their competitiveness. The investment is expected to create 16 new jobs while retaining more than 200 jobs in Ontario.