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McCain Foods (Canada) expands Grand Falls facility with Formed Potato Specialty line

McCain Foods (Canada) expands Grand Falls facility with Formed Potato Specialty line

Sattelite view of the McCain Foods Grand Falls Facility (Courtesy: Google Maps)

November 8, 2019
Earlier this week, Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) announced the company will invest CAD 80 million towards the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line to expand its existing french fry plant in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.

The production expansion and creation of the new high-speed Formed Potato Specialty line enables McCain to meet the growing customer demand for the fast-growing market segment and also further strengthens the company’s potato processing presence both in Canada and North America.

An estimated 80 new full-time jobs will be added to the production line once the facility expansion is completed.

Sign at the Grand Falls facility

Dale McCarthy, Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain, McCain Foods North America:

“Today’s investment announcement at our Grand Falls facility reflects McCain’s commitment to the potato business in New Brunswick and to the people that live and work in the Grand Falls community.”
The new production line will be operational by early 2021 and will feature advanced technology for process efficiency as well as state-of-the-art food safety, processing and packaging equipment.

Danielle Barran, President of McCain Foods Canada:

“Investing in the Grand Falls facility is a testament to the many successful partnerships McCain values with our local potato growers, employees and communities.”

“McCain is a proud, Canadian family-owned business, where we continue to strengthen and grow our businesses in New Brunswick to meet the growing consumer demand for McCain potato products.”

A strong, sustainable Atlantic Canada business opportunity

Dale McCarthy:

“Based on the Grand Falls facility expansion, there will be demand for an additional 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of harvested potatoes by New Brunswick potato growers in order to supply the new high-speed Formed Potato Specialty line.”
New Brunswick is a key potato-growing region in Canada, representing an estimated 15 per cent of the total Canadian production and acreage.

New Brunswick potato growers are experienced, and many have established business relationships with McCain Foods. Dale McCarthy:

“With today’s announcement, both the Grand Falls facility and the recent Florenceville expansion will provide McCain Foods with two of the largest Formed Specialty lines in the industry.”
With few exceptions, McCain’s potato products are made from local potatoes grown on farms close to their facilities, which are spread across Canada in New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Alberta.
Companies in this Article
McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialities, employing approximately 18,000 people and operating 50 production facilities on six continents.
McCain Foods Canada - Grand Falls is one of the French Fry production plants of McCain Foods (Canada), located in New Brunswick.
McCain Foods (Canada) is a division of McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest processor of French fries and specialty potato products.
McCain Foods Canada - Florenceville-Bristol is one of the French Fry production plants of McCain Foods (Canada)