McCain Invests $12 Million in New Brunswick Facility

Published online: Sep 03, 2019 Articles
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McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, recently shared the company’s plan to further invest $12 million dollars in its potato processing facility in Florenceville, New Brunswick. This investment will add capacity to the existing line that produces french fries for the company’s foodservice and retail business and will be completed in two phases, one starting in August and the second phase completing the project in early 2020.

This capacity build will require an additional 1,000 acres of potatoes from local growers. It follows a recent $65 million dollar 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 longstanding relationships with employees, the community and with local potato growers, always feels great.”

Since 1957, McCain Foods has grown proudly from its New Brunswick roots. With 30 employees and sales of $150,000 in its first year of business, the company has grown to become a global enterprise with more than 21,000 employees operating out of 53 production facilities on six continents with sales in excess of CDN $9.5 billion globally, while remaining Canadian-headquartered and family-owned.