Gay Lea's new logo unveiled at the 2018 annual meeting. (Submitted photo)

Teeswater Expansion Highlight At Gay Lea 60th

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative has unveiled a modernized new logo and website reflective of its future outlook and investment plans.

Building upon 60 years of growth and innovation in the Canadian dairy industry, the new logo retains the well-recognized Gay Lea Foods script – with a contemporary twist to project a clean, modern image.

Officials say it’s a logo that aligns with Gay Lea Foods’ presence as a dairy supplier, product innovator and engaged partner in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

“We’re very proud to announce that Gay Lea Foods is continuing to advance in 2018, not only through our investments and new business ventures, but with a brand identity that is a testament to our remarkable history, and a tangible symbol of the direction we’re heading in,” said Gay Lea Foods Chair, Steve Dolson.

The newly launched website at gaylea.com has been redesigned to highlight the co-operative’s growing brand family and catalogue of products.

For the first time, the site will also allow registered Canadian charities working to support education, poverty relief, co-operative development and community well-being projects to apply online for funding through the Gay Lea Foundation.

The new logo and website were unveiled at the co-operative’s 2018 Annual General Meeting in Mississauga, where Directors kicked-off 60th anniversary celebrations.

Gay Lea came together with a common vision in 1958, to a thriving Canadian dairy industry leader with members on more than 1,360 dairy farms, more than 4,250 members overall, and production facilities across Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta.

One of the highlights shared at the meeing is the ongoing construction in Teeswater and Hamilton where the initial phase of the co-operative’s $140 million capital investment plan to build an innovative nutraceutical-grade dairy ingredients hub in Canada is well underway.

And the new Gay Lea Foods Dairy Innovation Centre is slated to open in Hamilton this summer.