McCain Foods (Canada) opened its new $65 million state-of-the-art potato specialty production line, expanding the company's flagship potato processing facility in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick.

The new 35,000-square-foot specialty production line addition is said to be the largest capacity expansion investment in Canada in nearly 10 years. 

"Florenceville continues to be the French fry capital of the world. The official opening of the new production line reflects McCain's ongoing commitment to invest in the needs of our consumers and customers today, and also the company's focus toward future product development and innovation," says Jeff DeLapp, president, North America. "During our 60th year of business, investment in the Florenceville-Bristol facility is a testament to the importance the community holds as the birthplace of McCain Foods. In addition to the more than 40 new jobs created, the construction build stimulated economic activity within the region, and an additional demand of 4,000 acres of potatoes is to be supplied to the facility by New Brunswick potato farmers."

All of McCain's potato products are made from 100% real potatoes grown on farms close to its facilities, which are spread across the country in New Brunswick, Manitoba and Alberta.

"McCain is proud to partner with over 150 farming families across the country," says Shai Altman, president. "Our delicious products are a direct result of the quality potatoes grown by farmers, many of whom share a multi-generational partnership with McCain, some dating back to our start 60 years ago."