McCain Foods to resume $300 million expansion
New jobs and French fry tech
Last updated 10/9/2020 at 1:44pm
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 to bring 180 new jobs to area residents.
McCain Foods Othello employs over 450 individuals and has been in operation the past 31 years, according to McCain Foods staff.
McCain Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, with distribution world-wide.