Conagra updates Dresden tomato processing plant
October 3, 2023 By Fruit & Vegetable
On Sept. 28, Conagra Brands Canada unveiled the multi-million-dollar upgrades to its tomato processing plant in Dresden, Ont. This plant produces popular canned tomato products, including Aylmer, Hunt’s and RO*TEL.
“These advancements to our Dresden plant represent an investment in Canadians and a continued commitment to expanding our operations in Canada,” said Paul Hogan, vice-president and general manager, Conagra Brands Canada and International, in a press 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.”
Three major upgrades to Dresden plant
Every September, tomato packing kicks into high gear as local farmers process harvested tomatoes. This season, Conagra’s Dresden plant will increased the amount of tomatoes packed by 25 per cent due to the plant’s upgrades, including:
- Streamlined production and supply chain operations with upgraded software;
- Increased production of tomato paste with new, state-of-the-art evaporator; and
- The addition of a RO*TEL line to support Canadian volume.
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