NewsBusinessPotato Chip Company Super-Pufft Announces New Facility in Alberta

Potato Chip Company Super-Pufft Announces New Facility in Alberta

-

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.

Related Articles

Changing Dynamics of the Canadian Potato Industry Over the Years

Smaller Chips

Cavendish Farms Opens New $430 Million Frozen Potato Processing Plant in Lethbridge, Alberta

Trending This Week

Up to 68 Per Cent of Potato Seed Could be Infected With Verticillium

Let me throw a shocking number at you: 68 per cent. A recent scientific research paper stated that up to 68 per cent of...

Tackling Moisture When it’s Too Much / Too Little / Too Late.

0
Moisture is the most universally challenging factor in potato production: there never seems to be the right amount at the right time. On May...
Cell phone

There’s an App for That – Helping Culinarians Pick the Perfect Potato

0
I know not everyone agrees with my stance on the importance of varietal labeling. One thing I think we can all agree on is...

World Potato Congress: Confronting Climate Challenges and Cultivating a Sustainable Future

0
Adelaide is set to host the 12th World Potato Congress from June 23-26, 2024. This global event will bring together farmers, researchers, and industry...
Pile of potatoes

MSU Potato Breeder Develops New Genetically Engineered Potato

0
The Kal91.3 potato can be stored in cool temperatures for long periods of time and produce healthier and higher-quality potato chips. A new genetically engineered...