Tim Hortons to build roasting plant in Hamilton
May 1, 2009 – Coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. says it plans to build a $ 30 million coffee bean production and roasting plant in Hamilton, a move that will create about 130 jobs.
May 1, 2009 – Coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) says it plans to build a $ 30 million coffee bean production and roasting plant in Hamilton, a move that will create about 130 jobs.
The Oakville, Ont. company said Wednesday the new plant, which will also contain a research centre, will improve efficiencies and quality control at the retailer.
The plant will create 80 construction jobs and 50 operating jobs when it opens at the end of the year, Hortons said.
"Coffee is the foundation of our success," said Don Schroeder, president and CEO of the company. "This $ 30 million investment in coffee research and production is one of the largest of its kind in Canada and reinforces our commitment to delivering the best cup of coffee every time to every customer."
Tim Hortons operates a second coffee plant in Rochester, N.Y., When fully operating, the two plants will produce about 75 per cent of the company's coffee requirements.
Construction is underway and the plant is expected to be operating in the fourth quarter.
At the end of last year, Tim Hortons had 3,437 restaurants, including 2,917 in Canada and 520 in the U.S.