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Nestlé Canada to expand, employ in Ontario

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With support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Nestlé Canada is investing in expanding its London 401 Ice Cream Factory.

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The expansion is helping the company modernize its manufacturing processes to allow for greater flexibility within the production lines.

Nestlé Canada, a subsidiary of Nestlé, sells a wide range of products including chocolate, coffee, frozen meals and pet products. The ice cream and frozen desserts division is based in London, where popular brands like Häagen-Dazs, Parlour and Drumstick are manufactured.

Supporting business investment in southwest Ontario is part of Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change.

The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Ontario is investing $390,750 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, supporting an additional investment of $2,214,250 from the company.

Ontario’s funding supports one stage of a four-phased expansion plan by Nestlé Canada in which the company is investing a total of $51.5 million.

Nestlé Canada employs approximately 3,500 people in over 20 manufacturing, sales and distribution sites across Canada.

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