Super-Pufft has announced it will be building a new state-of-the-art potato chip processing facility in Airdrie, Alta., a May 17 news release said. Super-Pufft is one of North America’s largest manufacturers and co-packers of salty snacks for retailers and national brands.
“We are thrilled that Super-Pufft has chosen Airdrie as its first location in Western Canada and are excited to welcome them to our city. This venture will increase growth of a target industry, drive our local economy and create vast employment opportunities,” Peter Brown, mayor of Airdrie, said in the release.
The $50-million facility will create more than 100 jobs for the Airdrie area. Super-Pufft received $250,000 in funding, cost-shared by the federal and provincial governments under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, to support equipment for their new Airdrie facility, the release said.
The release noted Super-Pufft picked Alberta due to the province’s already established potato industry. When both phases of the project are operational, the Airdrie facility will use about 78,000 tonnes of Alberta potatoes each year.