The federal government is giving Parrish and Heimbecker (P+H) Ltd. $10 million towards building a flour mill in Hamilton.
“This investment helps achieve the federal government’s goal of creating good jobs in food processing by making key investments that add value to Canada’s agricultural sector,” said a news release from Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay.
“This repayable investment is being made through the Growing Forward 2 AgriInnovation Program . . .” the release says.
P+H owns New Life Mills in Hanover and Cambridge as well as a number of feed mills, grain-handling centres and the Swift Butterball turkey business for Canada.
Why P_H needs taxpayer assistance is beyond me.
Meanwhile, a new mill that was announced in 2011 for a site near Guelph has yet to open.
Horizon Milling G.P., a partnership formed by Cargill and CHS, said in 2011 that “the facility is expected to be open in the next three years and will be built on a 27-acre site Horizon Milling recently purchased.”