McCain Foods begins $12 million investment into New Brunswick processing plant
The expansion will add capacity to the existing line that produces french fries for the company’s foodservice and retail business. It will be completed in two phases. The first started in August, and the second phase is scheduled to finish in early 2020.
This capacity build will require an additional 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of potatoes from local growers. 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,” said Danielle Barran, president, 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 greatly from its Florenceville, New Brunswick roots. With 30 employees and sales of $150,000 in its first year, the company has grown to become a global enterprise with more than 21,000 employees operating out of 53 production facilities on six continents with sales in excess of CDN $9.5 billion globally. McCain Foods remains Canadian headquartered and family-owned.
McCain has a U.S. facility in Easton, Maine, less than 30 miles from its Florenceville plant.