Lethbridge City Council recently approved the purchase of land in the Sherring Industrial Park, where the new plant will be. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Cavendish Farms Plant 4410 43rd North Street, Lethbridge Alberta T1H 6P3 T: (403) 388-0900 A $430-million frozen potato processing plant in Lethbridge opened its doors Thursday and will bring nearly 240 jobs to the area. Cavendish Farms Officially Breaks Ground in Lethbridge, Alberta. “We made this investment knowing that the growers would make the investment to grow more acres for it. Cavendish Farms’ new Lethbridge frozen potato-processing facility is now open. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. According to company president Robert K. Irving, the new facility allows the company to triple its production in Alberta. Not only in Southern Alberta, but the entire province. Cavendish Farms’ new $360 million potato processing plant is a huge feat, not just in stature but in its expected impact on the residents of Lethbridge. The former Cavendish plant in Lethbridge’s industrial park will be decommissioned. Quinn Campbell reports – Oct 3, 2019, CN and CP report higher grain transport numbers thanks to hopper car additions, Canada’s top paid CEOs will earn the average yearly income by noon on Jan. 4: report, 4 people dead following US Capitol riots: Washington D.C. police, Republican Rep. 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We're very thankful.". Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. "Today, we have four frozen potato processing facilities, and an appetizer plant. Premier Rachel Notley was in Lethbridge yesterday, helping break ground for the new Cavendish Farms frozen potato processing facility. LETHBRIDGE, AB – Cavendish has temporarily shut down operations at its Lethbridge location during a COVID-19 outbreak.. A statement emailed from the company to LNN confirmed that 12 employees have tested positive for the virus. © 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. WATCH ABOVE: Cavendish Farms has officially opened its brand-new frozen potato-processing facility in Lethbridge. The Lethbridge plant … To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). "It took a great deal of planning, time and effort to get where we are today. Alberta Labour has determined Wednesday morning's death of a man who had been working at the construction site of the yet-to-be opened Cavendish Farms frozen potato processing plant … Lethbridge City Council recently approved the purchase of land in the Sherring Industrial Park, where the new plant will be. Shipping, Supply & Logistics. Construction on the new plant will begin with foundation work in December and be completed by fall 2019. The new state-of-the-art plant replaces Cavendish Farms previous plant and will almost triple its production capacity in Lethbridge. The project cost $430 million and took over a year to construct. The new plant will provide 238 jobs, something Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman said will continue to boost the local economy that is very much agriculture-based. The state-of-the-art facility will cost $360 million, and employ 400 construction workers on site at it's peak. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Lethbridge, Alberta plant on Oct. 2. Cavendish head office is in New Brunswick and it has three other potato processing plants: two in Prince Edward Island and one in Jamestown, North Dakota. The new Cavendish Farms potato plant in Lethbridge, which officially opened Oct. 3, is the size of seven football fields and employs 238 people. Cavendish Farms Opens New $430 Million Frozen Potato Processing Plant in Lethbridge, Alberta Published October 03, 2019 16:26 ET Newswire Distribution Network & Management The project cost $430 million and took over a year to construct. 20005056 Requisition # New. Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected] Follow on Twitter @GoldenWestABAg @JessicaR_Giles In 1980, Cavendish Farms operated a single plant on Prince Edward Island, shipping an average of 25 trailer loads per week. It was a process that started nearly three years ago," he said. The new $360 million potato processing plant to be complete by fall 2019 September 18, 2017 Lethbridge, Alberta – Cavendish Farms entered the next phase in the construction of their new $360 million frozen potato processing plant today, with a ground-breaking event at the site of the new facility. Please read our Commenting Policy first. Cavendish Farms announces huge expansion in Lethbridge. "We are proud of what Alberta's ag producers do every day at the highest standards to produce food for the world," he said. “This new plant is a vote of confidence in Alberta. All impacted workers are now self-isolating. Comments are welcome while open. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Reliability Engineer Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Lethbridge Plant. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. The cost of the facility was initially pegged at $360 million, but decisions made during construction increased the cost to $430 million, according to the company, which is headquartered in New Brunswick. The state-of-the-art facility will cost $360 million, and employ 400 construction workers on site at it's peak. Premier Rachel Notley was in Lethbridge yesterday, helping break ground for the new Cavendish Farms frozen potato processing facility. Cavendish Farms has officially opened its brand-new frozen potato-processing facility in Lethbridge. I would like to thank Cavendish Farms for making this important $430 million investment in Alberta. Want to discuss? The ceremony included Cavendish Farms President Robert Irving, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Lethbridge … "What an amazing investment and what a credit to the city of Lethbridge," said Mayor Chris Spearman. We don’t have oil and gas, but people will always want food.”. Cavendish Farms opens new frozen potato plant in Lethbridge. The announcement was made at a ceremony held Oct. 3 at the new Lethbridge frozen potato processing facility. The new state-of-the-art plant replaces Cavendish Farms previous plant and will almost triple its production capacity in Lethbridge. Marketing Commentary on Cavendish Farms’ Products and Operations Premier Rachel Notley was in Lethbridge yesterday, helping break ground for the new Cavendish Farms frozen potato processing facility. "We do so with a shrinking environmental footprint with growing yields using smart agro-tech in an industry that is rooted in our past but is very much focused on the future, driven by innovation.". At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the new facility was the result of years of collaboration. LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, Oct. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. Cavendish Farms is making the largest private investment in Lethbridge's history. Project is the largest private investment in Lethbridge history. I would like to thank Cavendish Farms for making this important $430 million investment in Alberta. The state-of-the-art facility will cost $360 million, and employ 400 construction workers on site at it's peak. President of Cavendish, Robert Irving, said they chose Lethbridge because of the potatoes in the region. “This new plant is a vote of confidence in Alberta. With a new Cavendish plant expected to open in the summer of 2019 in Lethbridge, Carlier said the impact to Albertans is huge. New plant scheduled to open in fall 2019. The new state-of-the-art plant replaces Cavendish Farms previous plant and will almost triple its production capacity in Lethbridge. Cavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. The original Cavendish Farms - Lethbridge facility was acquired in 2012 from Maple Leaf Foods, it is the former Maple Leaf Potatoes facility. The potato processing plant will be able to handle 15,000 acres of potato crop annually. Irving said the opening of the new facility marked an exciting chapter for the city and the company. "We've come a long way.". The USD430m plant spans the size of seven football fields and will require 735 million of potatoes annually. Cavendish Farms is making the largest private investment in Lethbridge's history. Cavendish Farms is making the largest private investment in Lethbridge's history. The new plant will almost triple Cavendish Farms’ annual production capacity in Lethbridge to meet growing demand. The new plant — expected to begin construction in 2017 with a completion date of 2019 — will replace Cavendish Farms’ aging plant in Lethbridge. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, Oct. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Robert K. Irving, co-CEO of J.D. The potato products grown and manufactured in the Lethbridge and surrounding area will then be shipped internationally to places like China, Mexico and the United States. | Barb Glen photo “It is the key to our economy. Cavendish Farms, which is owned by New Brunswick-based J.D. The 346,000-square-foot Cavendish Farms facility, which broke ground in the community in 2017, replaces the company's former plant in the southern Alberta city. Cavendish Farms, a J.D. Cavendish Farms has officially opened its brand-new frozen potato-processing facility in Lethbridge. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Cavendish head office is in New Brunswick and it has three other potato processing plants: two in Prince Edward Island and one in Jamestown, North Dakota. “They came forward and made a serious commitment to supplying quality potatoes so we know we will have potatoes for our plant here.”. He added the new plant will triple production from its old facility, purchasing 16,000 acres of potatoes locally. "And many of you have been with us every step of the way. Company president Robert K. Irving cited the high quality of potatoes grown in the area as one reason why Lethbridge was chosen for its $430-million state-of-the-art plant while Premier Jason Kenney called it “a vote of confidence in Alberta.” The $430 million plant will employ 238 people, and marks the largest private sector investment in the City of Lethbridge history. Cavendish Farms’ new $360 million potato processing plant is a huge feat, not just in stature but in its expected impact on the residents of Lethbridge. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. The new $350 million facility will replace the company’s current aging plant. Representatives from Prince Edward Island’s Cavendish Farms, as well as local and provincial government representatives, put shovels in the ground for what will be a new $360 million potato processing plant in Lethbridge, Alta. The project cost $430 million and took over a year to construct. The $430 million-dollar plant spans the size of 7 football fields and will require 735 million pounds of potatoes annually. Aside from the new Cavendish plant, additional interest from greenhouse operators, food processers and the distribution sector is expected to result in 170,000 square feet of new construction starting early in 2019. “It’s a $350 investment in a plant that’s going to produce frozen french fries and other frozen potato appetizers. The $430 million-dollar plant spans the size of 7 football fields and will require 735 million pounds of potatoes annually. This is great news for Lethbridge, and for all those Albertans who will earn a living working at this potato processing plant. Cavendish Farms has announced plans to spend at least $350 million on a new frozen potato processing facility in Lethbridge. In 2019, this facility was replaced by an entirely new plant. The new $350 million facility will replace the company’s current aging plant. The $430 million-dollar plant spans the size of 7 football fields and will require 735 million pounds of potatoes annually. A $430-million frozen potato processing plant in Lethbridge opened its doors Thursday and is expected to bring nearly 240 jobs to the area. Cavendish Farms has officially opened its brand-new frozen potato-processing facility in Lethbridge. The USD430m plant spans the size of seven football fields and will require 735 million of potatoes annually. Cavendish Farms is making the largest private investment in Lethbridge's history. The new state-of-the-art plant replaces Cavendish Farms previous plant and will almost triple its production capacity in Lethbridge. The $430 million-dollar plant spans the size of 7 football fields and will require 735 million pounds of potatoes annually. The new state-of-the-art plant replaces Cavendish Farms’ previous plant and will almost triple its production capacity in Lethbridge. by Lara Fominoff with video by Brandyn Montgomery. The new state-of-the-art plant replaces Cavendish Farms’ previous plant and will almost triple its production capacity in Lethbridge. New Jobs Check out the New Jobs at Cavendish Farms. Read more: New Cavendish Farms Facility in Lethbridge . This is great news for Lethbridge, and for all those Albertans who will earn a living working at this potato processing plant. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Premier Rachel Notley was in Lethbridge yesterday, helping break ground for the new Cavendish Farms frozen potato processing facility. The project cost $430 million and took over a year to construct. The Lethbridge plant … The agriculture and food-processing industry has also shown significant interest in Lethbridge. The $430 million plant will employ 238 people, and marks the largest private sector investment in the City of Lethbridge history. Cavendish Farms President Robert K. Irving was joined by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman and other dignitaries to celebrate the largest private sector investment in […] Cavendish Farms announced Monday afternoon the company will be building a new frozen potato processing plant in Lethbridge. The new facility marks the largest investment in the city’s history, and Irving added once the plant reaches capacity in a couple of years, they do have plans to expand. The new plant in Lethbridge will service western Canada and the U.S., Mexico, China, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. Supplier and vendor procurement has begun and awarding local contracts, when possible, is a priority for Cavendish Farms. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. “The quality of potatoes, we believe, is some of the best in North America.”, READ MORE: Read more: New Cavendish Farms Facility in Lethbridge . The old Cavendish plant will be decommissioned, but it’s not clear at this point, if anything will go in its place. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected] Follow on Twitter @GoldenWestABAg @JessicaR_Giles This project will create 400 construction jobs, and support up to 190 full time jobs upon completion. As a long-time collaborator on their projects—and leveraging our local offices in Calgary and Lethbridge—we secured the detailed design engineering work for this major greenfield development project. Cavendish Farms’ new $430 million frozen potato processing plant in Canada is open for business. A $430-million frozen potato processing plant in Lethbridge opened its doors Thursday and is expected to bring nearly 240 jobs to the area. The new plant — expected to begin construction in 2017 with a completion date of 2019 — will replace Cavendish Farms’ aging plant in Lethbridge. At $430 million, the facility is the largest single investment in the history of Lethbridge, said the mayor. By Diego Flammini News Reporter Farms.com. 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