Upgrades to Conagra’s Canadian tomato processing plant to spur production
Conagra Brands has unveiled multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art upgrades to its tomato processing plant in Dresden, Ontario, Canada.
The upgrades will allow the Dresden plant to process 25% more tomatoes this season, according to a news release.
Improvements include upgraded software to streamline production and supply chain operations, a new evaporator to increase production of tomato paste and the addition of a RO*TEL product line to support Canadian volume.
“These advancements to our Dresden plant represent an investment in Canadians and a continued commitment to expanding our operations in Canada,” Paul Hogan, vice president and general manager, Conagra Brands Canada and International, said in the release. “This investment will create more jobs, increase our capacity and ultimately meet the changing needs of our consumers, employees and those of the communities where we live and work.”
Headquartered in Chicago, Conagra’s brands include Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Swanson and Vlasic. Its tomato lines also include Aylmer, a Canadian brand featuring Ontario-grown tomatoes celebrating its 120th anniversary this year.