Frito Lay Canada receives $500,000 government rebate for upgrades
Frito Lay Canada, a division of PepsiCo Canada, is investing more than $2 million in its New Minas operations to upgrade production equipment and make the facility more environmentally sustainable.
Frito Lay Canada’s New Minas facility is a major employer in the Nova Scotia with about 140 full-time and hourly employees. The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), is supporting the company and its upgrades with a five-year payroll rebate of up to $500,000.
“Frito Lay Canada’s New Minas plant is an example of the positive investments companies are making on the ground here in Nova Scotia,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Ramona Jennex. “As part of government’s ongoing focus on supporting good jobs and growing the economy, we're proud to be a partner with Frito Lay Canada’s focus on quality and sustainability.”
Frito Lay New Minas was recently recognized as the first Canadian facility to send less than 1% of its waste to landfills. This latest investment in the Nova Scotia operation will further support the plant’s environmental journey by reducing energy and water consumption during manufacturing processes, while boosting efficiency and maintaining high-quality product standards, says the provincial government.
"This investment is good news for the plant. We will use it to upgrade our equipment to ensure we’re delivering the highest-quality products that are manufactured in an environmentally sustainable facility,” said Anne-Marie Renaud, vice-president of operations for Frito Lay Canada. “We’re proud of our long history in Nova Scotia and thank the province for its support.”
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector-led business development agency. For more information, visit www.nsbi.ca.
August 10, 2010 By John Gilson
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