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Little Potato Company opens $39.5M facility in Alberta

Seventy per cent of Nisku facility capacity to be used for export sales
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
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Exterior of the Nisku facility. Photography courtesy The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company Ltd. celebrated the grand opening of its $39.5 million potato packaging facility in Nisku, Alta. this week.

The 240,000 square-foot facility, located in the Nisku Business Park, has capacity to process some 125 million pounds of little potatoes annually. 

Roughly 70% of this capacity will be used for export sales, primarily to the U.S.

With a priority on eco-friendly processes, one-fourth of the facility’s energy is generated by 3,288 solar modules – the second largest privately funded rooftop microgenerator in Alberta.

It also feature a water recycling system used to wash the potatoes.

The project received support from the Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program of the Government of Alberta, contributing $1.3 million. 

"Today is more than an opening; it's a promise to our community and the planet. What started as a humble dream has blossomed into a global endeavor dedicated to sustainably nourishing and feeding the world better, one little potato at a time. Our innovative facility is built with future generations in mind. We are ensuring that we lead in eco-friendly production to meet growing demand for families wanting to serve delicious and nutritious whole food quickly,” Angela Santiago, CEO and co-founder of The Little Potato Company, said in a release.

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