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English Bay Blending & Fine Chocolates Plans Stony Plain, Alberta, Chocolate Factory

Chocolate producer, English Bay Blending & Fine Chocolates, will relocate and establish operations in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The $30 million project is expected to create 70 jobs.

The new 120,000 square-foot facility, located on 8.3 acres, is scheduled to be fully operational in 2025.

“In my many years of growing diverse companies, I find people to be my greatest resource. Our team is exceptional, helping each other across businesses. We have established relationships with the Town of Stony Plain through the development of our other entities and we seek to continue our growth in Stony Plain with the move of English Bay to this wonderful community,” Jack Seguin, Founder and CEO, English Bay said.

“Alberta’s government has created an economic climate that has attracted yet another high-impact investor to the province. May I be the first to welcome English Bay to Stony Plain. Our ‘Team Alberta’ approach with our partner Edmonton Global has been incredibly effective to position our province as one of the best places to do business in North America. Alberta checks all the boxes for companies like English Bay when they are looking for a place to grow,” Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism noted.

English Bay received support from Alberta’s Investment and Growth Fund (IGF) which will provide a $2.14 million grant. Additionally, the company will benefit from the new 12% provincial tax credit aimed at companies that make a minimum capital investment of $10 million in value-added agri-processing in Alberta.

“We are extremely excited to welcome English Bay into the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Value-added agriculture holds so much potential for our region. We’re one of the few places in the world that produces more food than we consume and our Northern location means we’re strategically connected to global markets. We look forward to seeing English Bay benefit from our strong ecosystem and continue their growth here,” added Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global.

English Bay’s roots in the food industry began in 1983 with the English Bay Batter Inc. The company currently has six manufacturing plants and a North American wide distribution.

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