The wages of the floor workers at the company were between 6 to 8 cents an hour for women, and 10 to 12 ½ cents an hour for men.
The company was very successfully making around $7,000 a year, however by 1909 that had been reduced to less than $1,000 per year. March 9, 1910 Dominion Canners Ltd bought the Napanee Canning Company. The Napanee Canning Company’s brand was “Canada’s Pride” as can be seen on this can. The primary types of food that were canned at the Napanee Canning Company were fruits and vegetables such as the peas that would have started out in this artifact.
The canning plant would close in the early 1950’s and was sold in 1957.