Florentina Foods selects Orangeville for manufacturing facility
The Town of Orangeville looks forward to welcoming a new manufacturing business to the community — Florentina Foods Ltd. Currently operating from two locations in North York, this food-based manufacturing company has purchased 4.076 acres of Town-owned land at the northwest corner of C Line and Centennial Road. Over the next several months, Florentina will complete the steps required to move forward with the construction of a manufacturing facility of roughly 55,000-70,000 square feet. Upon completion, the plant will initially employ approximately 60 people.
Florentina Foods Ltd. specializes in processing frozen entrees and other food products for several large-scale retail and food service clients throughout North America. In addition to manufacturing product under its own brand, numerous well-known private label companies comprise Florentina’s customer base. The company has experienced tremendous growth since its inception and Florentina plans to build a facility in Orangeville that can fulfill the increasing demand for its products. Registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Florentina will construct the manufacturing facility in Orangeville to CFIA standards, enabling them to export products to diverse clientele worldwide.
Orangeville’s location within the heart of Ontario’s agricultural region, when coupled with the Town’s close proximity to the GTA and to US markets, contributed to the Town’s success in attracting yet another food-based business to the community. Mayor Jeremy D Williams shares that “this follows in the footsteps of Quality Cheese’s recent facility completion that features state-of-the-art cheese production.”
“Florentina Food’s selection of Orangeville affirms the goals we have set to focus on bringing high quality food and agri-business to our Town. Food is a sector that remains strong regardless of economic swings and provides well paying steady employment. I welcome Florentina Foods to our community and I know that like so many others who have chosen Orangeville, they will flourish here.”
Florentina’s impressive customer base and growing export market will create diverse revenue streams, and therefore, increased stability for the business. To learn more about Florentina Foods Ltd., visit http://www.florentinafoods.com.