Where we work

Maple Leaf Foods Hamilton, Heritage

440 Glover Road
Hannon, ON
L0R 1P0

Our state-of-the-art prepared meats facility makes a wide variety of hot dogs and deli meats. Opened in 2014, the Heritage plant combines the production of five Maple Leaf Foods plants into one facility. It produces over 500 unique SKUs of delicious products.  

An award-winning plant in Hamilton, Ontario

We are proud to be named Site of the Year for the Americas by Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) in 2022!

Production line at Maple Leaf Foods plant in Hamilton

What we make at the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Hamilton

Our Hamilton “Heritage” plant is one of our largest plants. In this state-of-the-art facility we produce more than 350 products, including hot dogs, ham, and turkey, as well as a wide range of other deli meats.
Our Maple Leaf® Top Dogs are made right here!

Our story

Creating jobs in Hamilton

Hamilton is home to our state-of-the-art Heritage facility. We chose Hamilton because of its proximity to Toronto and other major cities and because it’s home to a skilled workforce. Our plant represents the largest investment ever made in food manufacturing in Canada.
We broke ground in June 2012 on 48 acres of land and the new 500,000 sq ft plant began production in 2014. Heritage is our most technologically advanced prepared meats plant. We use automation throughout food processing to reduce human contact with products, which improves food safety.

Maple Leaf Foods plant in Hamilton, Ontario

Sustainability at the Heritage plant

We’ve improved our lighting, invested in waste and water management equipment, and are constantly making improvements at the plant to meet our sustainability goals.

Employee using sanitation gun to clean plant machinery.
Plant Facts
  • Total # of employees: 944 employees
  • Size of plant: 500,000 sq ft
  • Opened in 2014
  • Produces 60 million kgs of deli meats and wieners 
  • Wiener operation produces over 800,000,000 hot dogs per year  
  • Utilizes the AI (armor inox) cook and bag process that is unique to Heritage and was the first use of this technology within Maple Leaf Foods and in Canada 
  • Winner of the BRCGS as the Site of the Year for the Americas in 2022
Are you looking for an exciting career in manufacturing? Join us in Hamilton!
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