McCain Foods opens $65M production line expansion
November 9, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 9, 2017 – McCain Foods has officially opened its new 35,000-square-foot potato specialty production line, expanding the company’s flagship potato processing facility in Florenceville-Bristol, N.B.
According to McCain Foods, the $65-million commitment represents the largest capacity expansion investment in Canada in nearly a decade.
“Florenceville continues to be the French fry capital of the world. The official opening of the new production line reflects McCain’s ongoing commitment to invest in the needs of our consumers and customers today, and also the company’s focus towards future product development and innovation,” said Jeff DeLapp, president, North America, McCain Foods Limited. “During our 60th year of business, investment in the Florenceville-Bristol facility is a testament to the importance the community holds as the birthplace of McCain Foods.”
The investment will also help create more than 40 new jobs.
Established in 1957, McCain Foods operates eight production facilities across Canada, approximately 2,600 employees and in addition to its French fries and potato specialties, makes frozen desserts, snacks, appetizers and Chinese entrées.