By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

McCain Foods to resume $300 million expansion

New jobs and French fry tech


Last updated 10/9/2020 at 1:44pm

Katie Teachout

Construction will resume this month on a 170,000-square-foot expansion at the Othello potato processing facility pictured here in May.

OTHELLO – McCain Foods USA will resume construction of a 170,000-square-foot expansion to its potato processing facility in Othello.

The construction was halted last spring due to COVID-19 restrictions on all non-essential work.

"This expansion will increase production capacity through the addition of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing line, bring new jobs to the community and require approximately 11,000 additional acres, sourced from local potato growers in the region," Paolo Picchi, Regional President of the Americas said.

The $300 million investment and expansion is expected...

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