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Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

Canada: Simplot potato expansion progresses nicely

Just outside of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, the new addition to Simplot's potato production facility is coming together nicely. The facility will be more than doubling in size.

Senior Communications Manager Josh Jordan says once the frame of the addition is completed, work will proceed quickly. "The skeleton that they are getting into place, is going to enable us to make a lot of quick movement hopefully before the snow flies, once it's in place. We're hoping that by the fall of 2019 we'll be able to have the new capacity brought into the existing capacity."

According to an article on, Simplot is excited for the progress being made on the facility and the fact they are maintaining full operation while building the addition. Simplot is currently using 180,000 square feet in their operational facility. This will be increased to 460,000, once the new addition is included.

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