McCain To Restart Construction Of Othello Expansion

After being paused because of the coronavirus pandemic, work on the McCain Foods expansion project in Othello is set to resume in early October. On Tuesday, the frozen food company announced it would restart construction of its 170,000 square foot expansion of its potato processing facility.

Company officials said the $300 million investment will significantly expand McCain Foods North American production capacity through a new state of the art French fry processing line. The expansion is expect to result in 180 new jobs to the Othello area and require roughly 11,000 additional acres of Washington potatoes.

“We are excited to resume construction on the 170,000 square-foot expansion of the Othello plant, where McCain Foods has operated for over 31 years,” said Paolo Picchi, Regional President of the Americas.

McCain Foods Othello facility currently employs over 450 people, producing and distributing over 400 million pounds of frozen products.

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