Ontario helps fund new $45-million flour mill in Hamilton

News Dec 07, 2015 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

After 75 years Parrish and Heimbecker Limited will be constructing the first flour mill in Ontario on the Hamilton Port Authority lands starting next year.

P&H Milling Group, a division of Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. located on Burlington Street, announced the construction of a new $45-million, state-of-the-art, seven-storey flour mill on Pier 10. It is scheduled to open in late 2016.

“This is a very good location for us,” said Derek Jamieson, president and chief operating officer during a news conference Dec. 7 at the company’s site. “It’s central to our customer base.”

He also cited the varied transportation options, including rail, truck and ship to move the company’s goods to its customers that made building the mill attractive in the city.

The Ontario government is contributing a $5-million grant to the company as part of its Jobs and Prosperity Fund.

Agricultural Minister Jeff Leal said as part of the grant, the company is committed to hiring 16 full-time jobs, and retaining the existing 200 employees.

“This is indeed ground breaking, the first flour mill to be built in Ontario in 75 years,” said Leal.

He said most of the flour mills had been located in western Canada, Churchill, Manitoba and Thunder Bay.

Jamieson said the new flour mill will help to serve the baking and food industries in Ontario and the nearby markets in the United States.

“Hamilton is a prime location for a flour mill,” he said.

The 10,000-square-foot mill will be constructed near P&H Milling Group’s grain storage and export terminal that was opened in 2011.

The company already has seven mills in Halifax, Montreal, Acton, Hanover, Cambridge, Saskatoon and Lethbridge.

P&H Mill Group is the largest Canadian-owned flour miller in the country, and the second larger miller in Canada, said Jamieson.

The family-owned Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. was founded in 1909, and entered the flour business in 1954.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger called the announcement a “good day” for the city and for the company.

“It will make a real difference for the city,” he said.

The Hamilton Port Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Bruce Wood said the flour mill announcement is only the latest project to focus on Hamilton’s expanding agri-food cluster sector on port lands. Over the last three years SucroCan’s sugar refinery and Collective Arts/Nicklebrook’s craft brewer in the former Labatt’s brewery building have opened nearby P&H Milling Group.

The agri-food cluster in Hamilton generates more than a billion dollars in economic activity every year, say port authority officials.

Ontario helps fund new $45-million flour mill in Hamilton

News Dec 07, 2015 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

After 75 years Parrish and Heimbecker Limited will be constructing the first flour mill in Ontario on the Hamilton Port Authority lands starting next year.

P&H Milling Group, a division of Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. located on Burlington Street, announced the construction of a new $45-million, state-of-the-art, seven-storey flour mill on Pier 10. It is scheduled to open in late 2016.

“This is a very good location for us,” said Derek Jamieson, president and chief operating officer during a news conference Dec. 7 at the company’s site. “It’s central to our customer base.”

He also cited the varied transportation options, including rail, truck and ship to move the company’s goods to its customers that made building the mill attractive in the city.

The Ontario government is contributing a $5-million grant to the company as part of its Jobs and Prosperity Fund.

Agricultural Minister Jeff Leal said as part of the grant, the company is committed to hiring 16 full-time jobs, and retaining the existing 200 employees.

“This is indeed ground breaking, the first flour mill to be built in Ontario in 75 years,” said Leal.

He said most of the flour mills had been located in western Canada, Churchill, Manitoba and Thunder Bay.

Jamieson said the new flour mill will help to serve the baking and food industries in Ontario and the nearby markets in the United States.

“Hamilton is a prime location for a flour mill,” he said.

The 10,000-square-foot mill will be constructed near P&H Milling Group’s grain storage and export terminal that was opened in 2011.

The company already has seven mills in Halifax, Montreal, Acton, Hanover, Cambridge, Saskatoon and Lethbridge.

P&H Mill Group is the largest Canadian-owned flour miller in the country, and the second larger miller in Canada, said Jamieson.

The family-owned Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. was founded in 1909, and entered the flour business in 1954.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger called the announcement a “good day” for the city and for the company.

“It will make a real difference for the city,” he said.

The Hamilton Port Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Bruce Wood said the flour mill announcement is only the latest project to focus on Hamilton’s expanding agri-food cluster sector on port lands. Over the last three years SucroCan’s sugar refinery and Collective Arts/Nicklebrook’s craft brewer in the former Labatt’s brewery building have opened nearby P&H Milling Group.

The agri-food cluster in Hamilton generates more than a billion dollars in economic activity every year, say port authority officials.

Ontario helps fund new $45-million flour mill in Hamilton

News Dec 07, 2015 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

After 75 years Parrish and Heimbecker Limited will be constructing the first flour mill in Ontario on the Hamilton Port Authority lands starting next year.

P&H Milling Group, a division of Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. located on Burlington Street, announced the construction of a new $45-million, state-of-the-art, seven-storey flour mill on Pier 10. It is scheduled to open in late 2016.

“This is a very good location for us,” said Derek Jamieson, president and chief operating officer during a news conference Dec. 7 at the company’s site. “It’s central to our customer base.”

He also cited the varied transportation options, including rail, truck and ship to move the company’s goods to its customers that made building the mill attractive in the city.

The Ontario government is contributing a $5-million grant to the company as part of its Jobs and Prosperity Fund.

Agricultural Minister Jeff Leal said as part of the grant, the company is committed to hiring 16 full-time jobs, and retaining the existing 200 employees.

“This is indeed ground breaking, the first flour mill to be built in Ontario in 75 years,” said Leal.

He said most of the flour mills had been located in western Canada, Churchill, Manitoba and Thunder Bay.

Jamieson said the new flour mill will help to serve the baking and food industries in Ontario and the nearby markets in the United States.

“Hamilton is a prime location for a flour mill,” he said.

The 10,000-square-foot mill will be constructed near P&H Milling Group’s grain storage and export terminal that was opened in 2011.

The company already has seven mills in Halifax, Montreal, Acton, Hanover, Cambridge, Saskatoon and Lethbridge.

P&H Mill Group is the largest Canadian-owned flour miller in the country, and the second larger miller in Canada, said Jamieson.

The family-owned Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. was founded in 1909, and entered the flour business in 1954.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger called the announcement a “good day” for the city and for the company.

“It will make a real difference for the city,” he said.

The Hamilton Port Authority’s Chief Executive Officer Bruce Wood said the flour mill announcement is only the latest project to focus on Hamilton’s expanding agri-food cluster sector on port lands. Over the last three years SucroCan’s sugar refinery and Collective Arts/Nicklebrook’s craft brewer in the former Labatt’s brewery building have opened nearby P&H Milling Group.

The agri-food cluster in Hamilton generates more than a billion dollars in economic activity every year, say port authority officials.