McCain Foods USA, has announced the restart of construction of its 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility. Construction will resume in early October after it had been paused due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting all non-essential work.
Paolo Picchi, Regional President of the Americas: “We are excited to resume construction on the 170,000 square-foot expansion of the Othello plant, where McCain Foods has operated for over 31 years. This expansion will increase production capacity through the addition of a new state-of-the art French fry processing line, bring new jobs to the community and require approximately 11,000 additional acres, sourced from local potato growers in the region.”
According to potatopro.com, the $300 million investment will significantly expand McCain Foods North American production capacity through the addition of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing line.
McCain Foods Othello employs over 450 individuals who produce and distribute over 400 million pounds of frozen products.