FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, N.B. — McCain Foods (Canada) has officially opened its new $65-million, state-of-the-art potato-specialty production line, expanding the company’s flagship potato-processing facility in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick.
The new 35,000-sq.-ft. addition represents the largest capacity-expansion investment in Canada in nearly 10 years. The investment is reflective of the continued growth of the North-American frozen-potato and potato-specialty segments in both the retail and foodservice businesses.
“The official opening of the new production line reflects McCain’s ongoing commitment to invest in the needs of our customers today and also the company’s focus towards future product development and innovation,” says Jeff DeLapp, president, North America, McCain Foods Limited. “In addition to the more than 40 new jobs created, the construction build stimulated economic activity within the region and an additional demand of 4,000 acres of potatoes is to be supplied to the facility by New Brunswick potato farmers.”