Dover completes purchase of Cereal Foods Canada

by Eric Schroeder
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BURLINGTON, ONT. — Dover Industries Ltd., which operates flour mills in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, has finalized the purchase of the Cereal Foods Canada, Inc. flour milling assets of Cereal Food Processors, Inc. in Montreal. The transaction was first announced in early July.

The Cereal Foods Canada mill has daily capacity of 4,000 cwts and brings Dover Industries total wheat flour capacity to 32,800 cwts, according to the Grain & Milling Annual 2008 published by Sosland Publishing Co.

Dover said it will retain present management and operational personnel at the mill to ensure current customer service and quality.

Cereal Food Processors acquired the Montreal mill from ADM Agri-Industries in September 1998. ADM had been ordered by the Canadian Competition Bureau to sell the mill as part of its acquisition in 1997 of Maple Leaf Mills Inc., the Canadian flour milling company owned by Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. and ConAgra, Inc.

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