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July 19th, 2021


Employers in and around Windsor are hiring! Now is a great time to consider beginning a new journey in a rewarding career. These local employers are hiring skilled, dedicated employees in a number of fields. Check them out and apply today!

Read more on The Windsor Star




February 13th, 2020


LEAMINGTON, ONT. -- The federal government is giving a boost to a Leamington company that is expanding and creating 170 jobs. Minister Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly announced $3.6 million for Highbury Canco Corporation.

Read more on CTV News




September 12th, 2019


Highbury Canco has renewed a multi-year agreement with Kraft Heinz Canada and has tripled business since forming months after the November 2013 Heinz closure announcement.

Read more on the the Windsor Star




July 1st, 2018


Even in forty degree weather, hundreds of sweaty people showed up on the main street of Leamington to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Canada Day. Erie Street was closed in front of Highbury Canco as Trudeau spent time walking through mobs of people wishing them a happy Canada Day.

Read more on CBC News




August 4th, 2017


Leamington’s Highbury Canco is looking to hire for 120 seasonal jobs. The tomato processing facility is holding a job fair next Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 at the plant, located at 148 Erie St. S.

Read more on CTV News



French's new Caesar mix brings 20 new jobs at Highbury Canco
March 23, 2017


A spicy new product for the French's Food Company has brought 20 new jobs to Leamington's Highbury Canco.

The ketchup-creating company is pouring resources into a Canadian classic, the Caesar, and is packing the red drink mix in Windsor-Essex.

Read more on CBC.ca



French’s® & Highbury Canco Present…“Tomato Town Family Weekend at Colasanti’s”
August 19, 2016


Leamington, ON – August 19, 2016 – The French’s Food Company & Highbury Canco are pleased to announce the following event - “Tomato Town Family Fun Weekend at Colasanti’s”. Admission is free with either a $2 donation or submission of one canned good per person (normally a $16.95 value). Families will have unlimited access to the rides, zoo and 18 hole mini-golf all located on the property. Other activities include a meet & greet with the “Birds of Prey” and a face-painting station hosted by Glitterfly. All donations will support the local food bank in coordination with the Salvation Army. The event will run on both August 27th & August 28th from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

When it was announced in early 2016 that the Leamington Tomato Festival was cancelled, the Tomato Capital of Canada was in search of a Festival. The French’s Food Company and Highbury Canco strongly support the tradition of the Leamington Tomato Festival. Both companies are proud to continue this tradition in Southwestern Ontario.

Commitment to Community and Social Causes

French’s proudly sources the tomatoes for its ketchup from Leamington. Supporting this event reinforces French’s commitment to its communities. In 2016, French’s expanded its partnership with Food Banks Canada to provide over 1.5 million meals to fight hunger through its “1 Bottle = 1 Meal” campaign. French’s also provided support for the community of Fort McMurray with the help of Food Banks Canada & the Red Cross. “Great taste, real, local ingredients and true commitment to our communities, that’s what this is all about.” - Elliott Penner, president of The French’s Food Company.

“It is our team that has made Highbury so successful in just two years. We strongly believe in supporting the community where our employees work, live and play. This event is a great opportunity for some family time, and we hope to build off of this event in the years to come. We are inviting residents of our community to join our family for some fun at Colasanti’s,” said Sam Diab, President and CEO of Highbury Canco Corporation.



Highbury Canco hosting job fair August 8th
August 3, 2016


Leamington, ON – August 3, 2016 – Highbury Canco of Leamington is hosting a job fair on Monday, August 8th. The company is looking to fill over 100 positions including: General Labour, Skilled Trades, Production Supervisors, Material Planners, Project Managers and Quality Assurance Associates to name a few.

Highbury Canco currently employs approximately 440 full time employees, and is looking to hire approximately 200 additional employees. The majority of new hires will fill our general labour positions to assist with our tomato processing season and we will need to keep many of the seasonal hires on to work full time to keep up with the growing business. Hiring would begin immediately with orientation commencing the week of August 15th. All employees receive training and a competitive wage. Highbury also offers a profit shared bonus structure, pensions and competitive benefits for full time employees.

The Highbury Canco job fair will be Monday, August 8th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Highbury facility, 148 Erie Street South, Leamington, N8H 0C3. A job fair tent will be stationed in the parking lot at the corner of Erie St. and Oak St.

Applicants should come with a resume and be prepared to fill out an application on site.

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French's expanding product line, Highbury Canco to benefit
June 2, 2016


The French’s Food Company is expanding its Canadian production and will introduce two new products, which will be of great benefit to Leamington’s Highbury Canco

Read more on WindsorStar.com



Heinz boycott could hurt Leamington
March 18, 2016


Be careful what you boycott. The French’s-Heinz ketchup controversy has prompted calls for consumers to ditch the Heinz product in favour of French’s ketchup, which is made from tomato paste produced at Highbury Canco in Leamington

Read more on WindsorStar.com



Leamington's Highbury Canco expanding again, seeks 85 new workers
January 15, 2016


Highbury Canco, the food-processing phoenix that rose from the ashes of Leamington’s Heinz facility, is expanding again, this time seeking 85 new workers for a new production line

Read more on WindsorStar.com



Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne tours Highbury Canco plant in Leamington
October 16, 2015


During Friday’s visit from Premier Kathleen Wynne, officials at a Leamington food processing plant announced their plans to expand its workforce by 30 per cent in the coming months

Read more on WindsorStar.com



Highbury tomatoes 'in good shape' amid blight sightings in Chatham-Kent
August 13, 2015


Food processor Highbury Canco in Leamington, Ont., remains confident about the health of its tomato crop, despite cases of late blight that have been seen in Chatham-Kent.

Read more on CBC.ca



Highbury Canco Pledges Sponsorship to the Municipality of Leamington
August 5, 2015


Highbury Canco Corporation (HCC) has pledged a generous sponsorship to the Municipality of Leamington for the naming rights of the main bowl arena located inside the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex.

Read more on The Municipality of Leamington



Highbury Canco hiring 10 workers in Leamington
May 5, 2015


Highbury Canco currently employs 300 workers and is looking to hire 10 more at the Leamington tomato processing plant.

Read more on CBC.ca



Current tomato pricing thwarting growth at Highbury Canco
April 22, 2015


Highbury Canco is pushing for a new pricing category for tomatoes processed for paste as way of expanding its business and securing work for growers who lost contracts when H.J. Heinz closed its Leamington plant

Read more on The Windsor Star



Tomato growers, Leamington processor at odds over price class proposal
March 24, 2015


Highbury Canco Corporation wants to add a fourth tomato price class; growers say it’s not needed and Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission agrees

Read more on Better Farming



HCC Press Release
March 6, 2015


Naples Pizza (Naples) and Highbury Canco Corporation (HCC) are pleased to announce a partnership, whereby HCC will produce Naples famous pizza sauce exclusively for its outlet stores

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WEEDC Expecting Highbury Growth
March 5, 2015


Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation CEO Sandra Pupatello is confident in the growth potential for Highbury Canco in Leamington.

Read more on Blackburn News



Highbury Canco Pushing For Growth
November 19, 2014


The company is hoping to add 15 new jobs soon.

Read more on Blackburn News



First tomato harvest done; Highbury Canco all about growth now
October 13, 2014


With its first tomato harvest done and deemed a success, Highbury Canco is now looking to diversify with its own products and process food for companies other than Heinz.

Read more on The Windsor Star



Former Heinz plant ends 1st tomato season under Highbury Canco
October 08, 2014


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Highbury Canco hopes to add more jobs at Leamington plant
June 20, 2014


Read more on The Windsor Star