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McCain Foods completes $200 million expansion in Idaho

June 4, 2019
Food & Drink

McCain Foods USA Inc., a business unit of McCain Foods and a supplier of frozen potato and snack food products, has opened its expanded distribution center in Burley, Idaho.

First announced in May 2017, the $200 million expansion project has increased french fry capacity by more than 400 million lbs and created more than 180 new jobs, McCain said. The facility now produces and distributes more than 4.7 million lbs of potatoes across North America daily and employs more than 730.

“McCain Foods has a rich history in Idaho, thanks to our dedicated employees, trusted grower partners and the overall community,” said Dale McCarthy, vice-president of integrated supply chain at McCain Foods North America. “This $200 million expansion will deepen our roots and commitment in this great state and grow the potato industry for years to come.”

The opening of the expanded Burley facility follows McCain Foods’ announcement last month that it would expand its french fry processing plant in Othello, Wash. The $300 million investment will include a battered and conventional fry processing line that will double the plant’s production. The company expects the expansion to be completed in early 2021.

By Rebekah Schouten

Source: Food Business News

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