Article Date 08/11/2019
Source Canadian Manufacturing
McCain Foods Canada says it will spend $80 million to expand production at its potato plant in Grand Falls, N.B.
The company says the money will be used to create a new formed potato
specialty production line that when complete will create 80 full-time
Dale McCarthy, a McCain vice-president, says the expansion is needed to meet growing customer demand.
He says the new production line is to be operational by early 2021
and will feature advanced technology for process efficiency, food
safety, and packaging.
McCarthy says the expanded plant will also need an additional 1,200 hectares of harvested potatoes from New Brunswick growers.
The company notes that New Brunswick is a key potato-growing region, representing an estimated 15% of total Canadian production.