Gay Lea gets $16.9 million for Teeswater plant

Some of it is trade offset money

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The federal government is providing $16.9 million for improvements to the Gay Lea plant at Teeswater.

The co-operative is investing in waste treatment facilities and to modernize equipment at the dairy processing plant that employs about 50 workers.

Some of the money comes from a fund to offset the impact of trade deals with Europe and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but most is from the Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

The announcement comes after Gay Lea announced in February, 2016, that it would invest $60 million in the plant, mainly to improve and expand skim milk powder production.

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