HAMILTON, Ontario – Maple Leaf Consumer Foods announced today that its
dedicated wiener processing facility, located on Brockley Drive in Hamilton,
has reached 365 days without any lost time due to accidents.
“We put a lot of emphasis on safety and
training,” said Cliff Caldwell, Plant Manager. “We hold safety meetings on a
monthly basis and are constantly looking for ways to improve our workplace.
This achievement is the result of cooperation and positive attitudes towards
safety from the Hamilton team.”
“I would like to congratulate the employees
at the Hamilton facility,” said Rick Young, President of Maple Leaf Consumer
Foods. “This is a significant achievement and a testament to the
professionalism and commitment of everyone working here.”
The Hamilton wiener operation employs 160
people and produces all Maple Leaf hot dog products sold in Canada, including Shopsy’s,
Maple Leaf Top Dogs, Maple Leaf 100’s and Burns.
Maple Leaf Consumer Foods is an independent
operating company of Maple Leaf Foods, producing all Maple Leaf’s branded
consumer products including hot dogs, sliced meats, ham, bacon, cottage rolls
and briskets. Leading brands include Maple Leaf and Lean n’ Lite.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading global
food processing company. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company employs
more than 12,000 people at its operations across Canada and in the United
States, Europe and Asia. Maple Leaf Foods reported sales of $3.5 billion in 1999.