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August 1, 2014

The Quinte Economic Development Commission, D’Orsogna Sweet Ingredients Ltd. and the City of Quinte West are pleased to announce the opening of a new food processing facility. D’Orsogna Sweet Ingredients Ltd., owned by Italian based D’Orsogna Dolciaria will start production at their new North American facility in Fall 2014.

About D’Orsogna Sweet Ingredients
Founded in Italy in 1957, D’Orsogna Dolciaria produces sweet ingredients, toppings & inclusions for the ice cream, yogurt and confectionery industries. D’Orsogna will service its North American customers from their newest production plant in Quinte West, Ontario.

Valerio D’Orsogna, CEO, D’Orsogna Dolciaria says “We are excited to open this new facility allowing us to meet the needs of our existing customers while introducing our innovative and unique, high quality products to other North American food processors. We were able to quickly capitalize on this opportunity thanks to the support of the economic development team and other local partners.”

“The City of Quinte West is proud to welcome D’Orsogna Sweet Ingredients to our community. This is a great project for the City of Quinte West that will benefit the entire region. Trenton Cold Storage are leasing one of their existing facilities to D’Orsogna and we are pleased to have worked closely with them on this project” stated Mayor John Williams, City of Quinte West

Chris King, CEO, Quinte Economic Development Commission expressed “I want to thank my team who worked hard to land this opportunity. We also recognize our partners at the Canadian Consulate in Rome, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the City of Quinte West, and other local partners who assisted us in attracting D’Orsogna to the Bay of Quinte Region’s growing food processing cluster.”

Recruitment activities are now underway for a production manager along with production associates. This will be a multi-phased project with an ultimate goal of growing to approximately 70 employees over the next few years.

For more information please contact:

Chris King, CEO, Quinte Economic Development Commission
613-961-7990
chris@quintedevelopment.com

Mayor John Williams, City of Quinte West
613-392-2841
mayor@quintewest.ca

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