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Canada’s Little Potato Company plans facility in the US

The Little Potato Company logoThe Little Potato Company plans to operate a new $20 million, 130,000-square-foot U.S. corporate office and processing facility in Wisconsin. The new facility will supplement the company’s Canadian headquarters and plant in Edmonton, Alberta. The new office and facility are expected to open in early 2017. The site was chosen for its proximity to potato growers, access to major transportation and logistics networks, and availability of skilled workers, according to the company.

The company plans to hire 129 full-time employees beginning in early 2017 to staff the new facility, which was made possible with the help of $740,000 in business-development tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and additional funding from the village of DeForest. The Little Potato Company has a grower and distribution network throughout the United States and Canada for its proprietary line of small, buttery-tasting Creamer varieties, and its microwave and oven/grill-ready packs.

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