CORNWALL, Ontario - A cash injection from the province will create new jobs in Cornwall and South Stormont.
Olymel, Cornwall's bacon processing plant, and Long Sault-based United Auto Parts (UAP Inc.) received a financial boost from the Eastern Ontario Training Fund (EOTF).
Olymel will benefit from $1.5 million in EOTF funding to help upgrade and expand its Cornwall plant while creating 50 more jobs and retaining 250 jobs.
The current facility is specialized in the slicing and production of pre-cooked bacon.
Adding to Ontario's funding, the company has undertaken a major investment in the facility to allow greater flexibility in the production of a wider variety of products such as smoked products like pork ham, picnic hams and jowls.
UAP's new logistics centre, which employs 38 people, will benefit from $324,463 in EOTF funding.
The provincial cash boost will help the company increase its distribution while modernizing its warehouse management system. The centre is located on County Road 36, just a few minutes west of Cornwall.