September 29, 2020

After COVID delay, McCain to restart work on Othello expansion

On Sept. 29, McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato and appetizers across the country, announced the restart of construction of its 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility.

Paused due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting all non-essential work, construction will resume in early October.

“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,” said Paolo Picchi, Regional President of the Americas. “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.”

This $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. Moreover, deepening McCain Foods’ commitment to Washington and the potato growing community, the expansion will bring an anticipated 180 new jobs to area residents and require approximately 11,000 additional acres, to be sourced from local potato growers in the region, furthering McCain Foods’ commitment to Washington and the potato growing community.

McCain Foods Othello employs over 450 individuals who produce and distribute over 400 million pounds of frozen products.







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