New frozen food plant to employ approximately 60 local workers

June 9, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Pickford

One of the continent’s fastest-growing frozen food manufacturers will soon call Orangeville home, with municipal staff last week confirming the Town had secured a deal with Florentina Foods Ltd.

The North York-based company, which specializes in processing frozen entrees and other food products for several large-scale retail and food service clients throughout North America, has purchased 4.076 acres of Town-owned land at the northwest corner of C Line and Centennial Road. It plans to build a 55,000 to 70,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility there and employ approximately 60 people.

Having worked hard alongside Town Council to attract new businesses to Orangeville, Mayor Jeremy Williams hinted this was something of a coup for the municipality. In the wake of the recent completion of the Quality Cheese Inc. manufacturing facility on Centennial Road, Mayor Williams believes Orangeville is quickly becoming a go-to community for Canadian foot entities.

“Florentina Food’s selection of Orangeville confirms the goals we have set to focus on bringing high quality food and agri-business to our Town,” Mayor Williams told media.

The mayor believes that Orangeville’s location within the heart of Ontario’s agricultural region, coupled with the Town’s close proximity to the Greater Toronto Area and U.S. markets, contributed heavily to the municipality’s success in attracting yet another food-based business to the community.

Founded in 1997, Florentina Foods has established itself as one of the continental food industry’s leading companies in the private label market place in recent years. Registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the company will construct the manufacturing facility in Orangeville to meet industry standards, enabling them to export products to diverse clientele worldwide.

Mayor Williams said he was proud to see yet another successful organization within Canada’s food industry choose to invest in Orangeville, noting the move could have a lasting effect on the local economy with roughly 60 new jobs coming to the community.

“Food is a sector that remains strong regardless of economic swings and provides well-paying, steady employment,” he said. “I welcome Florentina Foods to our community and I know that, like so many others who have chosen Orangeville, they will flourish here.”

To learn more about Florentina Foods, visit

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