LISLE, IL – McCain Foods USA has announced plans to expand its Burley, Idaho manufacturing plant with the addition of a third production line. The Burley plant was built in the 1960s and is one of several manufacturing plants McCain operates throughout the United States.
“There is an increasing demand for potato products from customers nationwide and around the world,” said 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 government.”
McCain is investing more than $100 million to expand the capacity at Burley. The new third line will be operational by the end of 2015 and will make potato products for the foodservice industry and restaurant chains.
“Our plant employees are dedicated and proud to be part of a growing workforce,” said Jeff McCray, Plant Manager. “In addition to hiring more employees, we plan to buy potatoes locally for the new third production line, which means more business for our local community.”
McCain Foods USA to Expand Burley, Idaho Plant—Add Two
“McCain Foods is a great corporate citizen that appreciates the value of a talented, committed workforce and the kind of responsive, business-friendly state and local government we have in Idaho,” said Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. “We look forward to McCain’s continuing growth in Burley, and to a long and successful relationship in the community. ”
Permitting for construction will begin immediately. The Burley plant will continue producing during the expansion.
About McCain Foods USA
McCain Foods Limited entered the U.S. market more than 30 years ago and is a leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products for the foodservice markets (including major national food chains). McCain also supplies retail grocery chains with both McCain and private label potato products. Popular McCain frozen snack foods are sold under the Moore’s, Anchor and Brew City brands, and the Ellio’s frozen pizza brand. McCain Foods USA, headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, employs 4,500 people and operates production facilities in Illinois, Maine, Washington, Wisconsin, Idaho, New Jersey, California and Nebraska.