ACOA announces $600,000 funding for ADL's production and cheese cutting and packaging line
Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea made a major funding announcment Friday morning at ADL's Water Street processing facility in Summerside. Colin MacLean/Journal PIoneer
ACOA has announced more than $600,000 in funding for new technology for Amalgamated Dairies Limited in Summerside.
The federal government, though ACOA, will contribute $282,500 to support ADL with the purchase and installation of new technology used for its cheese cutting and packaging line to allow for product diversification in response to consumer demand.
As well, the agency is investing $325,000 in the company to assist with the purchase of specialized equipment to expand capacity and increase the production efficiencies of ADL’s cheese line.
“ADL board members and management team are pleased with recent investments in cheese processing technology at the Summerside plant,” said ADL business development manager Chad Mann. “The installation of the new equipment will improve production capacity and diversify our product lines.
"The ACOA assistance will allow us to tackle a number of initiatives to strengthen the dairy/food processing industry on P.E.I.”
In its 60 years, ADL has grown to be the largest processor of dairy products on PEI, processing a diverse range of dairy goods. The company currently employs upwards of 250 people.