McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Ltd., Canada, announced plans to invest $12 million in its potato processing facility in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. This investment will add capacity to an existing line that produces French fries for the company’s foodservice and retail business. The expansion will be completed in two phases—one starting in August and the second phase completing the project in early 2020.

This capacity build will require an additional 1,000 acres of potatoes from local growers in the community. This expansion follows a $65 million investment that added a new potato specialty line to the same production facility in 2017.

“McCain French fries continue to be in high demand, and we are investing in a strong and sustainable future,” says Danielle Barran, president, McCain Foods Canada. “Investing in Florenceville, the birthplace of McCain, where we have long-standing relationships with employees, the community and with local potato growers always feels great.”