The province says Heinz signing a deal to keep jobs in Leamington is great news.
The company has announced says it has reached a tentative agreement with Highbury Canco Corporation to sell its tomato processing plant in the area.
Earlier this week, Newstalk 1010 learned Heinz will be making the agreement in principle public today.
This would keep the factory open for juice production.
After Heinz announced in November that the plant would be closed this summer, there were worries the local economy in Leamington would have been devastated. Both 800 workers were expected to be laid off and tomato farmers would have been hit hard.
The tentative deal would save between 30-40 per cent of the workforce slated to be laid off.