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McCain Foods to increase capacity of French Fry line in Florenceville, New Brunswick

McCain Foods Invests 12 Million Dollars in its Florenceville, New Brunswick Potato Processing Facility

McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, shared today the company’s plan to further invest CAD 12 Million dollars in its potato processing facility in the French fry capital of the world, Florenceville, New Brunswick.

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 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 dollar investment adding a new potato specialty line to the same production facility in 2017.

Danielle Barran, President, McCain Foods Canada:

“McCain French fries continue to be in high demand and we are investing in a strong and sustainable future.”

“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.”
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Florenceville-Bristol, French Fry Capital of the World

Since 1957, McCain Foods has grown proudly from its Florenceville, 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 CAD $9.5 billion globally, while remaining Canadian headquartered and family-owned.