McCain Foods USA celebrated the official start of construction of its latest potato processing facility expansion in Othello, Washington. The $300 million investment will bring the 170,000-square-foot facility to life, thereby expanding production capacity and deepening McCain Foods’ commitment to Washington and the potato growing community.
“Thanks to our passionate farming partners and hardworking employees, McCain Foods has a rich history of producing high quality food right here in Washington,” said Dale McCarthy, Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain at McCain Foods North America. “This $300 million expansion will deepen our roots and commitment in this great state and grow the potato industry for years to come.”
According to the press release, a state-of-the-art battered and conventional french fry processing line will be added as part of the expansion plans. The company also intends to bring in 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. Suffice it to say, that’s a lot of french fries.
As more expansions and development happen, Deli Market News will continue to report on the latest.