Maple Leaf Foods said Feb. 1 it will close its prepared meats plant in Surrey, British Columbia, as the Canadian company carries out a plan to close some facilities and modernize others to better compete with U.S. rivals. The Surrey plant, which produces ham, sliced meats, sausage and deli products. Maple Leaf said it will consolidate production at its plants in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario after making modest upgrades.
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