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Apple operation gets $2 million loan


October 2, 2008
By The Canadian Press

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apples01October 2, 2008, Halifax, NS –
Scotian Gold Co-operative Ltd., eastern Canada’s largest apple packing
and storage operation, is getting a $2 million loan from the Nova
Scotia government to modernize and expand.

October 2, 2008, Halifax, NS – Scotian Gold Co-operative Ltd., eastern Canada’s largest apple packing and storage operation, is getting a $2 million loan from the Nova Scotia government to modernize and expand.

apples01The province’s investment will help maintain 75 jobs with a payroll of $2.8 million.

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Scotian Gold generated $17 million in gross sales in 2007 increasing its capacity in recent years through planting premium apple varieties and higher yielding orchard systems.

The expansion involves converting the apple packing system to a new pre-sorting one.

It will increase capacity, provide quicker turnaround time on orders, consistent quality sizing of graded apples, as well as expand markets.