GUELPH, ON – Sleeman Breweries Ltd. announced this week that it has decided to close its Dartmouth N.S. brewing facility as of end of business Thursday, affecting 15 employees. The company had been looking for a buyer for the facility for quite a while saying in a press release that they “made every effort to make the purchase of its Dartmouth facility attractive to potential buyers. While the company was optimistic it could sell it to another brewery operator, it has exhausted its options and could not come to terms with prospective bidders.”

“We have been working for months on trying to maintain as many jobs as possible by selling the facility to a new brewery owner,” says Pierre Ferland, National Vice President, Operations, Sleeman Breweries Ltd. “We want to thank our employees for their years of service to Sleeman Breweries and the patience and dedication they have shown as we tried to find a buyer. We’re disappointed we couldn’t find another owner and keep these jobs in Dartmouth.”

Sleeman Breweries made the opportunity to purchase the facility as attractive as possible.  Some of the measures the company took included a reduction in the workforce to accommodate a smaller operator, and offering to have over 350,000 cases of Sleeman products produced annually in the facility until the new brewer had their own product established.  “This facility was too big for the small operators and too small for the large ones,” added Ferland


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