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McCain Foods says New Brunswick potato plant expansion to create 80 jobs

Reference: FCC

GRAND FALLS, N.B. - McCain Foods Canada says it will spend $80 million to expand production at its potato plant in Grand Falls, N.B.

The company says the money will be used to create a new formed potato specialty production line that when complete will create 80 full-time jobs.

Dale McCarthy, a McCain vice-president, says the expansion is needed to meet growing customer demand.

He says the new production line is to be operational by early 2021 and will feature advanced technology for process efficiency, food safety, and packaging...Read More

McCarthy says the expanded plant will also need an additional 1,200 hectares of harvested potatoes from New Brunswick growers.