Feb. 2, 2024

Burnbrae Farms announces plan to build a new state-of-the-art egg grading facility in Strathroy, Ontario


Strathroy, ON, February 2, 2024 – Today, Burnbrae Farms has announced its plans to construct a new state of the art egg grading facility in Strathroy, Ontario. The facility, slated to commence construction in 2024, will be located in Strathroy's Molnar Industrial Park, marking a significant milestone for Burnbrae Farms and its continued commitment to the Strathroy-Caradoc community.

The 100,000 plus square foot facility will be operational within the next two years, showcasing Burnbrae Farms' continued dedication to enhancing operations and contributing to the local economy.

“Burnbrae Farms is proud to expand its decades-long presence among the community of Strathroy and has worked closely with the Town of Strathroy-Caradoc to secure land in their industrial park. This will enable us to grow our operations and retain the skills and talents of our valued local team members,” said Ian McFall, EVP, Foodservice/Industrial Sales & Government Relations .

With over 45 years operating in the Town of Strathroy-Caradoc, Burnbrae Farms has played an integral role in the local business community. The company's decision to construct a new, larger facility in Molnar Industrial Park has garnered the support of Strathroy-Caradoc Mayor Colin Grantham, who expressed excitement about Burnbrae Farms' continued local presence.

“Burnbrae Farms has been a cornerstone to Strathroy-Caradoc’s business community since 1978,” stated Mayor Colin Grantham . “We are very excited that Burnbrae Farms will continue to be a part of the community with their new location in Molnar Industrial Park. Not only will Burnbrae have a new, larger facility, but they have also committed to retain their workforce here in our town and we are very happy with their decision to remain in Strathroy.”

Committed to being net zero by 2050, the construction of the new facility provides the company with opportunities to integrate sustainable building practices and green initiatives. These initiatives include ways to minimize carbon footprint through options such as electric vehicle chargers, shore power for electric trailer refrigeration, solar power to curb natural gas usage, and more.

“This world-class facility will enable Burnbrae Farms to meet the steadily growing consumer demand for specialty eggs, and strengthen Canada’s food system,” said Margaret Hudson, President & CEO , Burnbrae Farms. “It will incorporate cutting-edge egg grading, automation, food safety, and environmental technologies that advance our vision to be a leader in sustainable egg production, grading, and processing. This is a historic investment in the Canadian egg grading sector, providing significant stakeholder and economic benefits, and ensuring that Canada has sufficient domestic processing capacity to meet forecasted graded egg demand.”

Burnbrae Farms is the largest family-owned and operated egg business in Canada, committed to providing Canadians with nutritious, great-tasting eggs and egg products. For generations, the Hudson family has given back to local communities, through grassroots programs, local and national charities, enhancing the lives of Canadians, one egg at a time.