McCain Foods USA, Lisle, Ill., announced plans to expand its production capacity at its Burley, Idaho, frozen French fries manufacturing facility. The Burley plant has been doing business for 20 years. The $200 million project is expected to create more than 180 new positions.

This investment is in response to increased demand for McCain-branded products in North America and around the world.

“In 2016, we reviewed all of our North America sites and narrowed the potential for expansion to a handful that could best help us meet the growing demand for McCain products,” says Jeff DeLapp, regional president, North America. “In the end, we chose Burley due to its proximity to quality potatoes, availability of skilled workforce and strong community and state level support.”

McCain expects construction to start in May, with the new capacity up and running in late summer 2018.