Sevita International Corp. is investing over $3.6 million to build a new soybean processing facility in Inkerman, ON, which will be uniquely designed to allow the processing and packaging of both seed and food-grade soybeans in the same plant.
Ontario is investing $500,000 from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund which will support Sevita to create seven jobs and retain 28.
With this investment, Sevita will grow its seed business in Eastern Ontario by about 50%. T
The state-of-the-art plant will lower production costs and improve quality. Sevita will also purchase innovative equipment that warms seeds to extend the seed processing and treating season.
This is something no other seed plant in Ontario currently does.
“To become Canada’s leading provider of food-grade soybeans to the world, Sevita International collaborates with local resources such as our local growers, other partners and our highly valued employees to develop, grow and provide the finest soybean varieties that supply the growing global demand for high quality Canadian soybean products,” explains Bob Hart, Sevita vice president of operations.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Eastern Ontario Regional Development team to create both a local and global win, win situation.”
Sevita International Corp. is an Ontario-based agri-food company which processes non-GMO IP soybeans for food purposes to foreign markets and sells the seeds to produce the beans to domestic growers.