McCain Foods is making a $600 million investment in its operation at Coaldale.

The expansion will create two new state-of-the-art production lines and will double the size of its facility and output creating 260 new jobs. 

Max Koeune, President & Chief Executive Officer says the expansion in Alberta marks the largest global investment in the company's 65-year history.

The expansion will align with McCain’s sustainability commitments, with best practices being implemented to move McCain towards its goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions across its global operations in half by the end of the decade. 

The expansion in Coaldale will include wind turbines and solar panels, providing 100% renewable electricity to the Coaldale site. 

McCain says renewable biogas generated at the wastewater treatment facility will be maximized and transported to the steam boilers to offset natural gas demands. 

To further build on its sustainability efforts, a water recycling system will be implemented to produce clean potable water to be used in the manufacturing process.

Construction on the expansion is expected to begin later this year.

McCain Foods has operated a processing facility in Coaldale since 2000.