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Covered Bridge Potato Chips expands with funding


Covered Bridge Potato Chips has purchased new equipment and expanded its Hartland-area manufacturing facility with $867,000 in federal and provincial funding.

Government officials and company president Ryan Albright did not respond to a request from CBC News for details about when the funding was provided.

The announcement comes less than eight months after a strike and boycott at the plant ended with the signing of a new contract that included a pay increase for workers and more money for boot and clothing allowances.

The contract dispute was settled after a New Brunswick judge rejected an application by Albright to dismantle the union.

The nearly 836-square metre (9,000-square foot) expansion is expected to improve the company's efficiencies and optimize operating space to increase production of its old-fashioned kettle chips, which are made from dark russet potatoes, harvested from the Albright family's local farm. | READ MORE


February 6, 2017  By CBC News

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