The Little Potato Company celebrated the official grand opening of its new U.S. processing facility in DeForest, near Madison, Wisconsin yesterday, July 27, 2017.
The Company’s first U.S. facility employs 100 local people and represents over a $20 million investment. The new facility allows The Little Potato Company, which was founded just over 20 years ago, to ensure and expand the availability of its popular and unique Creamer potatoes throughout the U.S.
Potatoes are the most frequently eaten vegetable in the U.S., and The Little Potato Company is the world leader in unique, specialty Creamer varieties including their exclusive Baby Boomer, Blushing Belle, Something Blue and Terrific Trio varieties.
“We are absolutely delighted to formally open this new facility here in DeForest, joined by our new employee team, friends and neighbours,” said Angela Santiago, company CEO and co-founder. “Everyone, everywhere deserves to have healthy, great food and this opening is critical in working toward that purpose. We are looking forward to settling in and being part of this friendly, caring community.”
The Little Potato Company’s Creamers are carried by leading retailers and grocers across the U.S. The Company expects continued growth in response to increasing demand for its Creamers, and anticipates adding about 30 more people to its team by the end of 2017.
The Company is also working with several local Wisconsin potato growers to ensure a steady supply of fresh, nutritious and delicious Creamer potatoes from its new 130,000 square-foot facility.
The Little Potato Company maintains distribution centers and an extensive grower network throughout the U.S. and Canada to serve customers across these markets.