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Ed Lamers and Ewart McLaughlin Purchase Nestlé Manufacturing Facility in Trenton, Ontario

July 12, 2022

We are pleased that Ed Lamers and Ewart McLaughlin were able to purchase the Nestle plant. It was a pleasure working with Ed and his team. More details on this exciting new food processing project for the City of Quinte West and the Bay of Quinte Region will be released in the future. The new company will take possession of the building on September 27, 2022. Please see below official press release.

Trenton, Ontario – July 12, 2022 – Nestlé Canada is pleased to announce that it has sold its Nestlé Professional foodservice manufacturing property in Trenton, Ontario, to Ed Lamers and Ewart McLaughlin. This follows last year’s announcement that the factory would close in June 2022.

Ed Lamers and Ewart McLaughlin, of Tillsonburg, Ontario, are well known in the Canadian food manufacturing and packaging industry and are actively involved in multiple food-related businesses.

“With roots in the Ontario food business, we are incredibly excited to be expanding our operations in Trenton,” said Ed Lamers. “This purchase will provide us with the opportunity to expand our Canadian operations and offer products and services that will be highly complementary to our existing operations.”
“It has been our privilege to have been part of the vibrant Trenton community for so many years and we are pleased that a Canadian team will be taking over the property,” said John Carmichael, President & CEO, Nestlé Canada. “We are grateful for the contributions of both our former and current employees. The talented people of Quinte region will forever be part of our Nestlé story.”


About Nestlé Canada
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company present in 189 countries. Nestlé in Canada locally manufactures and/or distributes some of the world’s most recognized and trusted brands, including LEAN CUISINE, NESQUIK, NESTLÉ GOOD START, HÄAGEN-DAZS, KIT KAT, NESCAFÉ and NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK. Its 3,700 employees in approximately 13 locations across Canada are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Nestlé has been in business for over 155 years and has been present in Canada since 1887. More information and details are available at www.corporate.Nestlé.ca.

For further information, please contact:
Ed Lamers

Nestlé Canada
Media Relations


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