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The fight to save Leamington’s Heinz plant

January 4, 2016  By Hamilton Spectator

January 4, 2015, Leamington, Ont – Residents of this southern Ontario town feared the worst when a group of investors bought Heinz in 2013.

The investors announced plans to close the plant and gave layoff notices to its 740 workers. But Leamington — and the plant — got a reprieve because, in part, of a quirk of Canadian law. A 54-year-old regulation bans using tomato paste to make tomato juice. READ MORE


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