McCain Foods USA, Lisle, Ill., is investing more than $100 million in its Burley, Idaho, potato production plant. The company is adding a third production line to make potato products for the foodservice industry and restaurant chains. The line is expected to be operational by the end of 2015 and will mean more jobs.
“There is an increasing demand for potato products from customers nationwide and around the world,” says Frank van Schaayk, regional president, The Americas. “We made the decision to invest in our Burley plant because of its strong potato grower community, highly capable workforce and tremendous support from the local and state governments.”
The Burley plant was built in the 1960s and is one of several manufacturing plants McCain operates throughout the U.S.