May 17, 2022 - Airdrie, Alberta - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Super-Pufft, one of North America's largest manufacturers and co-packers of salty snacks for retailers and national brands, has established a new state-of-the-art potato chip processing facility in Alberta.
The new $50-million facility will support Alberta potato producers and create more than 100 jobs for the Airdrie area.
The food processor selected Alberta because of the province's reputation as a consistent producer of high-quality potatoes. In addition to investment facilitation services, 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.
When both phases of the project are operational, the Airdrie facility will use about 78,000 tonnes of Alberta potatoes each year.
Alberta has a reputation for high-quality agricultural products and investments such as this help build the province's capacity to meet the growing global demand for food. Potato processing is a key emerging area for growth in Alberta's food processing industry.