DUNDALK — The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $14.8 million by Greenlid to build a new manufacturing facility that will bring the company’s production to Ontario. To advance this project, the government is providing Greenlid with $500,000 in funding through the Regional Development Program’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.
“This investment from Greenlid is another vote of confidence in Ontario’s economy and shows there is no better place for business to grow and workers to thrive,” said Premier Doug Ford. “We are thrilled to support this ‘Made In Ontario’ success story and to see Greenlid’s entire supply chain return home again.”
Greenlid is an Ontario company that produces compostable products, primarily one-time-use items such as plates, bowls, coffee cups, and lids. Currently, its manufacturing is done in China. With this investment, Greenlid will build a 60,000 square foot facility in Dundalk and bring their production and supply chain back to Ontario. The new facility will include all the equipment necessary for the manufacturing of the company’s products, as well as capacity for ongoing research and innovation.
“Our government is proud to work with Greenlid to help bring their entire production back to our province as we continue to strengthen Ontario’s world-class manufacturing sector,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Investing in community-building projects like this create the conditions businesses need to invest and create jobs that will build a strong economy and vibrant communities. Greenlid’s investment and desire to bring their entire supply chain back to Ontario is a testament to the work we’re doing to make sure the world knows Ontario is Open for Business.”
As part of the government’s work to build the economy, Ontario is investing more than $100 million through the Regional Development Program from 2019 to 2023 to help meet regional needs. The program provides cost-shared funding to businesses, municipalities and economic development organizations to help attract investment, diversify their economies, and create jobs.
Since 2019, Ontario has invested $66 million in 60 companies and organizations, like Greenlid through the Regional Development Program. These investments have supported $716 million in investment from industry and created more than 1,200 jobs.