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McCain considers building a new potato processing plant in Idaho

Related imageMcCain Foods USA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of frozen potato products, is considering building a facility in Caldwell, Idaho, USA, and bringing as many as 544 jobs to the area. The company received approval Monday night for $400,000 in grants from the Caldwell Urban Renewal Agency. McCain Foods is considering a 17-acre property to build a proposed 164,000-square-foot facility, four times the size of Caldwell’s Walmart Neighborhood Market. The project, also known as “Project Russell,” is contingent upon the business’s final decision on a location, as the company is considering another property in Washington State. “It has been narrowed down to two sites, and the Caldwell site looks very promising,”  Caldwell Economic Development Director Steve Fultz told the Idaho Press. If the company decides on the Caldwell location, the project would begin this September, Fultz said. McCain is also expanding in Burley, Idaho. Read more

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