The Little Potato Company Begins Construction on First U.S.-Based Facility

Thu. June 30th, 2016 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

EDMONTON, AB - Canadian-based Little Potato Company continues to make moves towards growth, this time making its first mark in the U.S.

The company announced that it has begun construction on its first-ever U.S.-based plant on Wednesday, June 29th, located in DeForest, Wisconsin.

The new facility will use new state-of-the-art equipment to wash, sort, and package the company’s full line of Creamer potatoes, according to a press release. In just its first year of operation, 2017, it is projected to do so for 17 million pounds of Creamer potatoes.

The Little Potato Company added that this will increase exponentially as more local growers plant and harvest new crops.

(From left to right) Angela Santiago, CEO and Co-Founder; Sanford Gleddie, VP Operations and Global Development; Susan Vann, Vice President, Human Resources

As we reported previously, the new $20 million processing facility will also serve as the company’s U.S. head office, located just outside, Madison, Wisconsin, and will supplement the company’s head office counterparts in Edmonton, Alberta.

The company previously stated that it has invested extensively in infrastructure and added people to its sales and marketing team, as well as its supply chain, logistics, and distribution teams, to ensure ongoing excellent customer service and meet ever-increasing consumer demand.

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The Little Potato Company