McCain Invests $9M in Potato Plant Capacity Expansion

September 5, 2019

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McCain Invests $9M in Potato Plant Capacity Expansion
McCain Foods Canada is expanding a French fries production line at its Florenceville, NB plant. Image courtesy of Pixabay

The world’s largest producer of frozen potato products, McCain Foods, plans to invest CAD$12 million (about $9 million) to expand the capacity of an existing line at its potato processing plant in Florenceville, NC, the company announced in a recent release. 

Work on the line started this August. The project is expected to reach completion in early 2020. Once the expansion is completed, the firm will source an additional 1000 acres of potatoes from area producers.

“McCain French fries continue to be in high demand and we are investing in a strong and sustainable future,” said Danielle Barran, president of McCain Foods Canada, in a statement. “Investing in Florenceville, the birthplace of McCain, where we have long-standing relationships with employees, the community and with local potato growers always feels great.”

In 2017, the company invested CAD$65 million to add a new potato specialty line to the Florenceville plant. McCain currently operates 53 production facilities across six countries.

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