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Winkler Meats Expands Manitoba, Canada, Operations

Winkler Meats, in partnership with Wisconsin-based Johnsonville, plans to expand its operations at its processing facility in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada. The $52.8 million project is expected to create 155 jobs.

The investment will include new harvesting and processing equipment along with providing support for a high-capacity packaging line.

“It’s probably going to be about a seven-fold increase to our production. It will be primarily a harvest plant, where we’ll be sending meat to the U.S., to increase export sales and for Johnsonville,” said Jeff Senebald, Winkler Meats President.

The project is being supported by $2.4 million, provided by both the federal and Manitoba governments. The Manitoba government has also approved more than $7.8 million in loan financing and tax rebates.

“Manitoba’s agri-food processing sector plays a vital role in the province as an economic driver. With this investment, Winkler Meats can deliver more of their high-quality, value-added products that they are so well known for,” noted Marie-Calude Bibeau, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food. “Working in collaboration with the partners in this project will serve to make the sector and supply chain stronger and more sustainable.”

Known for its traditional farmer sausage, Winkler Meats’ brand products are sold across Western Canada in different chain and independent grocery stores, restaurants and at sporting venues.

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