McCain Foods USA Announces New Expansion in Washington
McCain Foods USA Inc. plans to make an USD300m investment in its Othello, Washington, potato processing facility. The expansion will add another 170,000 sq.ft. to the existing plant and includes a state-of-the-art battered and conventional French fry processing line. The new capital injection by McCain will add an anticipated 180 jobs to the community.
The investment also brings environmental efficiencies, reducing the facility’s carbon footprint while doubling its production, underlining McCain’s commitment to sustainability.
“This investment signals confidence in Washington, its potato growing community and its skilled workforce availability. It quickly follows other McCain capacity investments, helping to meet the continued increasing demand for McCain products and builds toward a strong, sustainable future in manufacturing and agriculture,” said Jeff DeLapp, president, North America.
The added capacity will require an approximate 11,000 additional acres, sourced from local potato growers in the region. It follows a similar expansion in Burley, Idaho to service the U.S. and global markets.
Construction is said to start this month with anticipated completed in early 2021.