Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News
John Spitters
Nov 4, 2021 | 11:16 AM

Work continues behind the scenes to find a new industry to take over the Nestle’s Canada plant in Trenton when it closes in the summer of next year.

Chief Executive Officer of the Quinte Economic Development Commission Chris King says the building and property isn’t yet publicly listed but they’ve compiled a list of companies that are thought to be a good fit for the site.

“We’ve reached out to them directly and connected them to the company real estate agent that’s representing the property and there’s been good interest from companies we’ve spoken to.”

The QEDC has also contacted specialists such as site selection consultants to make them aware the Nestle’s property will become available.

As well, Canadian Consulates in other countries have been contacted so any foreign industries interested in locating to Canada would have Nestle’s plant as an option.

Meanwhile King says several existing manufacturing companies have some positive plans.

“A lot of them are interested in growing, adding new equipment, new capital, new technology and some are looking at expanding
their plant so it’s good news in that sector.”

King would not say whether any significant announcements on new industry or expansions would occur in the near future, only saying those announcements are generally left up to companies themselves to make, in conjunction with local municipalities.