Monday, 19 March 2018


North American food processing company Cavendish Farms has broken ground on a new CAD360m (USD292.7m) frozen potato processing facility in Alberta province, Canada.

The plant will be built in Lethbridge where about 400 construction jobs are expected to be created during the peak phase, according to the local press.

Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by 2019 summer.

The new potato processing facility is expected to increase the annual production capacity of Cavendish Farms by more than twice, to cater to the growing demand while decreasing the company’s carbon footprint.

Local potato producers are expected to get greater opportunities owing to the new project while Alberta will see an increase in its value-added food-processing capabilities.

Cavendish Farms president Robert K. Irving said: “This significant investment in this community reinforces our commitment to the region and our employees, growers and customers. The Alberta and federal governments and the City of Lethbridge have established the general infrastructure necessary to allow us to build our new plant here.” 

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