Potatoes in Canada

News Business & Policy
McCain Foods invests $12M in its Florenceville, New Brunswick potato processing facility


September 24, 2019
By Potatoes in Canada

Topics

McCain Foods Canada announced plans to further invest $12 million in its potato processing facility in Florenceville, N.B., the French fry capital of the world.

This investment will add capacity to the existing line that produces French fries for the company’s food service and retail business and will be completed in two phases, one starting in August 2019 and the second phase completing the project in early 2020.

This capacity build will require an additional 400 hectares (1000 acres) of potatoes from local growers in the community. It follows a recent $65 million 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,” says Danielle Barran, president of 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.”