McCain Foods USA, an Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois-based supplier of frozen potato and snack food products, has broken ground on a 170,000-s.f. expansion at its Othello, Washington, potato processing facility.
This $300 million investment will expand McCain Foods’ North American production capacity through the addition of a state-of-the-art battered and conventional French fry processing line. The expansion will bring 180 new jobs to area residents and require approximately 11,000 additional acres to be sourced from local potato growers in the region.
“Thanks to our passionate farming partners and hardworking employees, McCain Foods has a rich history of producing high-quality food right here in Washington,” says Dale McCarthy, VP of integrated supply chain at McCain Foods North America. “This $300 million expansion will deepen our roots and commitment in this great state and grow the potato industry for years to come.”
McCain Foods Othello employs more than 450 people who produce and distribute more than 400,000 million pounds of frozen products. Completion of the expansion is expected in early 2021.