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McCain to spend $600M to double potato processing capacity in southern Alta.

March 13, 2023 | By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – McCain Foods says it will spend $600 million to double the size of its potato processing facility in southern Alberta.

The Toronto-based food manufacturing company says the project at its Coaldale facility near Lethbridge will be the largest investment in the company’s history.

It says the project will create two new production lines and create 260 new jobs, more than doubling the facility’s current workforce.

McCain says the expansion will also include wind turbines and solar panels to provide 100 per cent renewable electricity to the facility.


The company will also use renewable biogas generated at the site’s wastewater treatment facility to offset natural gas demand.

McCain says construction on the expansion will begin later this year.


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