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B.C. invests $2M to fuel growth in F&B manufacturing

March 6, 2024 | By Maryam Farag

The  government of B.C. is contributing as much as $2.07 million through the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund, supporting three capital projects and one planning project, to help food and beverage manufacturers grow by upgrading equipment and facilities, while creating more than 125 new jobs.

In Surrey, Dr. Ma’s Laboratories, which manufactures more than 800 natural health products, will receive as much as $1.25 million to establish a second processing facility and complete facility upgrades. Upgrades will accommodate scaling up and automation of production to meet increasing demand. The food, supplement and vitamin manufacturer will also bring raw-ingredient processing in house as part of a capital project, which will triple production, enable it to prioritize local suppliers and create 75 new jobs.

In Pitt Meadows, When We Eat Manufacturing, which produces frozen snack foods for grocery store chains and is working to become a net-zero processing facility, is receiving as much as $623,000 to expand production, build and install new equipment. This project will create 50 jobs.



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