McCain Foods USA celebrated the official start of construction of a 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility.
This $300 million investment will significantly expand McCain Foods North American production capacity through the addition of a state-of-the-art battered and conventional french fry processing line. Moreover, deepening McCain Foods' commitment to Washington and the potato growing community, the expansion will bring an anticipated 180 new jobs to area residents and require approximately 11,000 additional acres, to be sourced from local potato growers in the region.
"Thanks to our passionate farming partners and hardworking employees, McCain Foods has a rich history of producing high quality food right here in Washington," said Dale McCarthy, Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain at McCain Foods North America. "This $300 million expansion will deepen our roots and commitment in this great state and grow the potato industry for years to come."
McCain Foods Othello employs over 450 individuals who produce and distribute over 400,000 million pounds of frozen products. Completion of the 170,000-square-foot expansion is anticipated in early 2021.