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Old Posted Oct 21, 2011, 9:42 AM
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Maple Leaf is coming to town

This is big news and Hamilton needs the jobs. So, pros & cons?
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Pros
- Hamilton gets more jobs
- One more company paying property tax (and it's a lot of property!)

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- It's a net job loss for the rest of Ontario / Canada
- Council is probably going to be butthurt that they were kept in the dark about it
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cons: no doubt we once again offered them the servicing at a giant discount just like Canada Bread, maybe tax breaks. More brownfields created in other places and greenfields taken away here.
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Where are they going to build?
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2011, 5:11 PM
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Will they win more than Toronto's eponymous hockey team?
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Cons: people are going to complain where ever it went. If its in Brown field we would be hearing "see ou didn't need the Red Hill, companies love Brown Fields" Its on Green Fields and its oh dang we could have had them on brown fields.

People are never happy. Its taxes people going into the city and not coming from its residence how is this anything but bad.

People need to give there heads a shake.

Maple leafs has been huge for Hamilton.

Only thing that would be better is if they moved there head office to the top part of 100 King West.
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if you're an urban planner you should look into the deal before you make these kinds of statements. How long before the servicing costs are paid off by the rest of us? Hopefully they haven't moved away by then. As for the comment about brownfields, you've managed to make almost no sense at all there. As though complaining against a highway had anything to do with complaining against greenfield development.

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Cons: people are going to complain where ever it went. If its in Brown field we would be hearing "see ou didn't need the Red Hill, companies love Brown Fields" Its on Green Fields and its oh dang we could have had them on brown fields.

People are never happy. Its taxes people going into the city and not coming from its residence how is this anything but bad.

People need to give there heads a shake.

Maple leafs has been huge for Hamilton.

Only thing that would be better is if they moved there head office to the top part of 100 King West.
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Seeing as the new plant will be adding $2 mil annually to the tax revenue stream, plus an extra $1 mil per year in water fees, it won't take long at all to recoup the cost of servicing this business park. And sooner, as more tenants fill the remaining real estate in the business park. Let's not forget the $2.5 mil development fees we'll be collecting from Maple Leaf too. But all that is nothing in comparison to the approx $50 million in annual paycheques that will be issued on site.

As a side note, I have it on good authority that the pasta plant that Maple Leaf has on Brockley will be continuing operations and is not affected by the restructuring announced this week.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2011, 1:19 PM
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So what your saying is that every thing that gets built should be going on Brownfield.

Im glad your not on council ebcause we would have lost out on a pile of jobs as well as tax revenues and development fees.

You complaining about paying it off as a tax payer. This in fact add to our tax base.

And my sace of highway vs greenfeild only makes that point that peoplein Hamilton are never satisfied. Well most cities its like that. Honeslt if Hamilton stayed just as it is today I would be happy, This city is awesome. yes it has its problesm but as anyone with half a brain on this fourm knows that every city has its problems.

Anyway Welcome to Hamilton Maple Leaf. I might even make a point of buying more maple leaf products.
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Maple Leaf Foods PR:

Maple Leaf Closes Brockley Road, Hamilton Plant
Completes Production Transfer to New Scale Hamilton Facility

TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MFI: TSX) ("Maple Leaf" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed its wiener production facility on Brockley Road, Hamilton and transferred production to its new prepared meats facility in Hamilton.

"We are in the final phase of completing a transformation of our prepared meats network," said Michael H. McCain, President and CEO. "We have established world-class facilities and technologies to step-change our profitability and competitiveness. This year, the focus is on shifting production to these new facilities, closing legacy plants, and realizing related cost and productivity gains. We are doing this in a way that is respectful of our people and provides them ongoing employment opportunities wherever possible. A low-cost, highly efficient network will provide a strong platform for growth and support Canada's broader agrifood sector."

Maple Leaf has produced wieners at the leased Brockley Road plant since 1994. Approximately 88 per cent of the plant's workforce of 213 people has been provided employment at the new Heritage facility in Hamilton. The new jobs provide these people with opportunities to advance their skills in a high technology environment.

To date, the commissioning of the Heritage facility has been successful and on schedule. The Company is focused on transferring production from four other plants over the remainder of 2014, which will subsequently close, and continuing to ramp up both wiener and sliced meats production at the new facility. It will be among the largest and most technologically advantaged plants of its kind in North America.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food processing company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 18,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia. The Company had sales of $4.4 billion in 2013.
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cons: no doubt we once again offered them the servicing at a giant discount just like Canada Bread, maybe tax breaks. More brownfields created in other places and greenfields taken away here.
FTW!

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I have it on good authority that the pasta plant that Maple Leaf has on Brockley will be continuing operations and is not affected by the restructuring announced this week.
So what was the net tax and employment effect of their "cost and productivity gains"?
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2014, 10:45 PM
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To clarify what is going on at Brockley Road, the Oliveri Pasta plant, formerly owned by Maple Leaf Foods, was sold to Ebro foods of Spain last year, which continues to operate the pasta plant at 80 Brockley. Maple Leaf has transferred weiner production to its new facility, while the pasta plant continues production at Brockley Road under its new owners. I just wanted to clarify in case people were left with the impression that the property gas become brownfields in favor of the new near processing plant on the escarpment.
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He he > wiener production.
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The new Maple Leaf plant on Glover Rd. is the reason I moved to Hamilton from Niagara Falls!
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