McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, shared the company’s plan to further invest CAD 12 mln dollars in its potato processing facility in the French fry capital of the world, Florenceville.
This investment will add capacity to the existing line that produces French fries for the company’s food service and retail business and will be completed in two phases, one starting in August and the second phase completing the project in early 2020.
This capacity build will require an additional 400 hectares of potatoes from local growers in the community. It follows a recent $65 mln dollar investment adding a new potato specialty line to the same production facility in 2017.
Potatopro.com quoted Danielle Barran, President, McCain Foods Canada: “McCain French fries continue to be in high demand and we are investing in a strong and sustainable future. 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.”