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Quick action by employees prevents major fire damage at McCain Foods Plover

Quick action by employees prevents major fire damage at McCain Foods Plover

McCain Foods USA - Plover Potato Processing Plant

August 10, 2015
A fire chief credits quick action by employees for a short interruption of work at a McCain potato processing plant in Plover, Wisconsin.

A fire broke out just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday at McCain Foods between Plover and Wisconsin Rapids on Highway 54.

Plover Fire Chief Mark Deaver says the workers did a good job containing the fire to a fryer underneath a hood. Damage was minimal, and he said the interruption was expected to be very short while a cleanup was to take place.

The plant was evacuated before firefighters arrived. No one was hurt.

This is the time of year when McCain Foods - Plover is in full production. It handles 25 semi-truck loads of potatoes each day, with about 40,000 pounds per truck.
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McCain Foods Limited entered the U.S. market more than 30 years ago and is a leading supplier of frozen potato products for the foodservice markets. McCain also supplies retail grocery chains with both McCain and private label potato products.
McCain Foods USA - Plover is one of several potato processing plants of McCain Foods in the United States