McCain Foods Adding Appetizer $169M Production Line at Wisconsin Plant

A Google Street view of McCain Foods' factory in Plover, WI.
A Google Street view of McCain Foods' factory in Plover, WI.
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McCain Foods USA, the US subsidiary of Canada-based McCain Foods — the world's largest frozen potatoes manufacturer — announced Dec. 6 that it plans to spend $169 million to add a cheese appetizers production line to its factory in Plover, WI.

The project — expected to create 110 jobs in central Wisconsin — is to result in 135,000-square-feet of additional space for a production line that will operate 24/7.

“McCain Foods USA has a proud history producing delicious, high-quality cheese-based appetizers in America’s Dairyland,” Michael O’Brien, president of the McCain Foods North America Appetizers Division, said in a news release. “This expansion furthers our commitment to the Plover community, and our commitment to our customers to continue to grow and provide high-quality delicious food for their consumers.”

The expansion is set to begin in Summer 2022.

Based in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, McCain Foods USA provides frozen potato and other snack food products primarily for foodservice customers, retail grocers and private label brands in restaurants and supermarket freezers nationwide. The company states that it has about 4,000 employees across its factories in Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin.

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