Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 12, 2022) - The Good Flour Corp. (CSE: GFCO) (OTCQB: GFCOF) (FSE: 3KZ) ("GFCO") is pleased to provide an update on its new 7,000 square foot production facility in Burnaby. The City of Burnaby has recently issued a Certificate of Completion for the construction work at the facility, which is one of the final major milestones prior to operations, which are targeted to commence in May. In addition, GFCO anticipates receiving its fully automated production line from Paxiom Inc., of Montreal, Quebec, in the first week of June, and aims to be operational, post validation, by July of this year.
"I am pleased to that the company is progressing on all levels with the completion and setup of our new gluten-free facility in Burnaby, BC," explained Matthew Clayton, CEO. "We anticipate having our dry-goods manufacturing commence during May and will be utilizing our current semi-automated equipment and production line."
Once operational, the automated production line from Paxiom Inc. will increase GFCO's output by a multiple of eight to ten times depending on the product sku, and produce up to 2500 bags an hour. GFCO expects that a single shift will be able to generate an annual $5 million retail value in product with a single daily shift and an annual $10 million retail value in product with two daily shifts. This will greatly expand GFCO's ability to serve and expand its foodservice and retail clients in the Canadian and United States markets. GFCO will also continue to operate from its current production facility, but will make equipment changes and focus fully on its baked line of gluten-free buns and pizza shells for its growing customer base.
Paxiom Group Inc. designs and manufactures packing machineries. Paxiom offers a range of machineries for filling, bagging, wrapping, labeling, capping, cartoning, end of line case packing, and turnkey solutions. Paxiom Group serves customers worldwide. For additional information on Paxiom Inc. please refer to www.paxiom.com.
About The Good Flour Corp.
GFCO's mission is to provide a gluten-free, allergen free, hassle-free all-purpose baking flour blend that allows individuals with gluten and other food allergies to enjoy life without giving up their favorite foods or settling for low-quality alternatives. GFCO also provides gluten and allergen free fried chicken batter, fish & chip batter, pizza & pasta mix, tempura batter, pancake and waffle blend, cake mix and pizza crusts.
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