McCain Foods appetizer plant to expand
For the City Times
CENTRAL WISCONSIN – McCain Foods USA will expand its appetizer processing plant in Plover.
The $169-million USD project will add an additional production line to the facility in Plover, supporting a cheese-based appetizer operation that will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The expansion is expected to create 110 new jobs for the community.
“McCain Foods USA has a proud history producing delicious, high-quality cheese-based appetizers in America’s Dairyland,” says Michael O’Brien, president of the North America Appetizers Division at McCain Foods. “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.”
“I was excited to learn that McCain Foods is adding a 135,000-square-foot expansion to their Plover facility. This expansion means 110 new jobs in Portage County. McCain Foods recognizes that Portage County’s people and resources make it a great place to do business,” Senator Patrick Testing said in response to the announcement.
McCain Foods USA is a supplier of frozen potato and snack food products for the foodservice markets, retail grocery chains and private label brands in restaurants and supermarket freezers across the country. McCain Foods USA Inc., headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, employs 4,000 people and operates production facilities in Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Construction on the 135,000-square-foot expansion is slated to begin in the summer of 2022.