The American division of McCain Foods Ltd. is making a major investment in its Othello, Washington processing facility. It will add an additional 170,000 square feet (16,000 square meters) to a new battered and conventional French fry processing line, according to a May 1 news release.
The company notes that the investment also brings environmental efficiencies, reducing the facility’s carbon footprint while doubling its production, underlining McCain’s commitment to sustainability.
This added capacity will require an approximate 11,000 additional acres sourced from local potato growers in the region, and follows a similar high-capacity expansion in Burley, Idaho. Construction will begin in May with anticipated completion in early 2021.
Source: McCain Foods May 1, 2019 news release