When Maple Leaf Foods decided to use an existing facility in Indianapolis to manufacture tempeh for its Lightlife brand, that in effect put on hold plans to develop a greenfield site in Shelbyville, Indiana, where the company owns land, according to statements in a Q4 2020 earnings call held on February 28.
CFO Geert Verellen told those on the call that the company has looked for ways to use existing facilities when possible and was able to do so for the tempeh facility. And Maple Leaf believes its existing plants will service is capacity needs into 2022 and beyond, he said.
“We have the land. We did some site preparation work,” Verellen said. “No construction has started, but we keep that option open at this point. So we're taking our time to figure out what that Shelbyville plant is going to look like.”
Par Ed Finkel (05/03/2021)
Source : alt-meat.net (Alt-Meat Newsletter - Meating Place)
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