The Little Potato Company plans to develop and operate a new $20 million U.S. head office and processing facility in the village of DeForest near Madison, Wisconsin. This new facility will supplement the company’s Canadian head office in Edmonton, Alberta.
This expansion will feature state-of-the-art equipment designed to service customers throughout the U.S. when fully operational in early 2017. The site was chosen for its proximity to an exceptional agricultural region and experienced,
passionate growers, access to major transportation and logistics networks, and the availability of skilled workers.
“We are delighted with this new investment that represents our ongoing commitment to make a consistently exceptional product more available to our customers,” said Angela Santiago, CEO and cofounder of The Little Potato Company. “This is particularly significant in our 20th anniversary year when we celebrate our leadership in service and innovation.”
The Little Potato Company has a significant grower and distribution network throughout the U.S. and Canada for its proprietary line of Creamer varieties, including Baby Boomer and Blushing Belle, and its value‐added innovative Microwave and Oven|Grill Ready packs featuring the same high‐quality Creamers and gluten‐free spice packs with no added flavours, preservatives or colours.
The company currently has two sorting, washing and packaging facilities and five distribution centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, in addition to the newly announced U.S. head office and plant near Madison, Wisconsin.
For a video interview with Angela Santiago taped at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association trade show in Calgary, go to www.thegrower.org.