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Bartek breaks ground on CAD 175m fumaric acid facility

Bartek Ingredients has broken ground on the construction of its new malic and food-grade fumaric acid production facility. According to Bartek, the CAD 175 million (approx. $130.6 million) facility will double the company's capacity and provide advanced production capabilities. The production plant is also expected to reduce GHG emissions by more than 80% per unit. John Burrows, president and CEO at Bartek, said: "We are thrilled to be breaking ground on our new state-of-the-art facility, which will set a new global benchmark for safety, efficiency and environmental performance". He continued: "We are pleased to be investing in the community of Stoney Creek and proud to play an integral part in supporting local industries and the local economy. We are thankful for our partnerships with the provincial and federal government and Environment Hamilton and their support and guidance throughout the process." Construction of the facility expects to inject $100 million into the local economy, supporting employment in Stoney Creek and providing training in the job skills of the future for employees. Vic Fedeli, minister of economic development, job creation and trade, commented: "Congratulations to everyone at Bartek Ingredients on this exciting milestone. Bartek's $175 million investment will ensure that the company can continue to expand and create more good-paying jobs in Hamilton and the surrounding region." WSP Global, a global engineering consulting firm, is leading the construction and design of the project. The facility is expected to be operational at the beginning of 2024.

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