Maple Leaf Foods

Ontario, Canada

Leading consumer protein company Maple Leaf Foods selected Hixson as the lead firm to design and engineer a new $660 million value-added fresh poultry facility in London, Ontario.  At its completion (anticipated by second quarter 2021), the 640,000 SF plant will be one of the most technologically advanced poultry-processing plants in the world, incorporating leading-edge food safety, environmental, and animal welfare processes and technologies. 

 According to Michael H. McCain, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, the new, world-class facility “will enable Maple Leaf to meet the steadily growing consumer demand for premium, value-added poultry products, and strengthen Canada’s food system.” In addition, said McCain, this will be “the largest single-site investment ever made in the Canadian food sector.”