WINNIPEG — Bothwell Cheese is on the receiving end of a $1.13 million investment to modernize its efforts and enhance efficiency and productivity.
The federal and provincial governments made the funding announcement Tuesday at the company’s St. Boniface location, Fromagerie Bothwell.
The funding will be used to assist with the innovation of new products, complete a new waste-water treatment centre, while adding new water recycling equipment that will significantly reduce the company’s overall water usage.
“Bothwell Cheese has been crafting premium, all-natural, artisanal cheeses since 1936. With the support of our local dairy producers and dedicated employees, we have been able to grow our business and share our great cheeses with many Canadians,” said Kevin Thomson, president, Bothwell Cheese.
Bothwell Cheese will also add 20 full-time employees, with another 30 positions three years following project completion. The technical skills of 25 existing employees will also be upgraded.