McCain Resumes Potato Plant Construction
McCain Foods USA announced it has restarted construction of the 170,000-square-foot expansion of its potato processing plant in Othello, Washington. McCain suspended construction of the facility in late May due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting all non-essential work.
“We are excited to resume construction on the expansion of the Othello plant, where McCain Foods has operated for over 31 years,” said Paolo Picchi, regional president of the Americas. “This expansion will increase production capacity through the addition of a new state-of-the art French fry processing line, bring new jobs to the community and require approximately 11,000 additional acres, sourced from local potato growers in the region.”
McCain said the USD300m investment will significantly expand the company’s North American production capacity and will create 180 new jobs. McCain Foods Othello plant currently employs more than 450 people who produce and distribute over 400 million pounds of frozen products.