McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, announced the past week that it plans to further invest $12 million dollars in its potato processing facility located in the town of Florenceville, New Brunswick in eastern Canada.
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, the first starting in August. The second phase will complete the project in early 2020.
This capacity build will require an additional 400 hectares (1000 acres) of potatoes from local growers in the community. It follows a recent $65 million dollar investment adding a new potato specialty line to the same production facility in 2017.
“McCain french fries continue to be in high demand and we are investing in a strong and sustainable future,” says Danielle Barran, President of McCain Foods Canada “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.”
Since 1957, McCain Foods has grown from its Florenceville, New Brunswick roots. With 30 employees and sales of $150,000 during its first year of business, the company has grown to become a global enterprise with more than 21,000 employees operating at 53 production facilities on six continents with sales in excess of CDN$9.5 billion globally, while remaining Canadian headquartered and family-owned.