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The Little Potato Company Celebrates the Official Grand Opening of its New Processing Facility in DeForest Wisconsin

Celebrating the official grand opening of The Little Potato Company's US processing facility in DeForest, Wisconsin, July 27, 2017.

The Little Potato Company celebrated the official grand opening of its new U.S. processing facility in DeForest, near Madison, Wisconsin on July 27, 2017.

The Company’s first U.S. facility employs 100 local passionate potato lovers and represents over a $20 million investment. This new facility will allow The Little Potato Company, which was founded just over 20 years ago, to ensure and expand the availability of its popular and unique Creamer potatoes throughout the U.S.

The celebration, took place on Thursday, July 27 and included a presentation from Angela Santiago, CEO and Co-Founder, who shared the history of The Little Potato Company, a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and a tour of the state-of-the art production facility.

The ribbon cutting ceremony

Potatoes are the most frequently eaten vegetable in the USA, and The Little Potato Company, is the world leader in unique, specialty Creamer varieties including their exclusive Baby Boomer, Blushing Belle, Something Blue, and Terrific Trio varieties.

Angela Santiago:

“We are absolutely delighted to formally open this new facility here in DeForest, joined by our new employee team, friends and neighbors.”

“Everyone, everywhere deserves to have healthy, great food and this opening is critical in working toward that purpose. We are looking forward to settling in and being part of this friendly, caring community.”
The Little Potato Company’s Creamers are carried by leading retailers and grocers across the U.S. The Company expects continued growth in response to increasing demand for its Creamers, and anticipates adding about 30 more people to its team by the end of 2017.

Susan Vann, Vice President, Human Resources:

“We’ve been very fortunate to find exceptional and passionate local people to help us prepare for and successfully open and operate this new facility.”

“It’s very important to us that everyone here cares about doing exceptional work with their colleagues, has a good time while doing good things, and feels like part of our extended family.”
The Company is also working with several local Wisconsin potato growers to ensure a steady supply of fresh, nutritious and delicious Creamer potatoes from its new 130,000 square-foot facility.

Sanford Gleddie, Vice President, Agriculture and Business Development:

“Wisconsin is well-known for its rich soil and dedicated farmers, and for helping to feed families across America.”

“We’ve been working with some of the best growers to plant, nurture and harvest our specialty Creamers, and we’re grateful to have found such exceptional caring partners.”

“We’d also like to thank our construction and operational partners for helping us to create this state-of-the-art facility.”
The Little Potato Company maintains distribution centers and an extensive grower network throughout the U.S. and Canada to serve customers across these markets.