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McCain Foods to Expand Burley Plant

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By Aimee Burnett

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) McCain Foods USA is expanding its Burley plant.

McCain will be investing more than $100 million to expand the capacity of the facility built back in the 1960s.

The new third line will be operational by the end of 2015, and will make potato products for the food service 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.”

Permitting for construction will begin immediately. The plant will continue producing during the expansion.

McCain Foods is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois. It employs 4,500 people and operates production facilities in Illinois, Maine, Washington, Wisconsin, Idaho, New Jersey, California and Nebraska.


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