In 1960 the Burley plant roared to life providing business to local commerce, contracts for local farmers, and jobs to 300 people. The Burley plant was originally an Ore-Ida plant constructed by Griggs and Anderson. Five years later, Heinz purchased Ore-Ida, which included the Burley plant. In 1997, McCain Foods bought the Ore-Ida food service business from Heinz, and the Burley plant became part of the global McCain Foods family.
Today McCain Foods Burley is a world-class organization with a world-class facility. However, it is the 550 employees that work at the Burley facility that truly make McCain Foods Burley a successful business. The Burley employees contributed to the facility mission statement, which is:
With integrity, pride, and teamwork, we safely support the future of our families, our company, and our consumers throughout the world.
But McCain Foods Burley’s story does not end there because, in May of 2017, McCain Foods announced a $200 million dollar expansion at the Burley facility. This expansion will be a brand new facility with state of the art equipment and will create up to 180 new jobs at the Burley facility. With this expansion, McCain Foods Burley is sure to continue to provide great jobs, local contracts for farmers and business, and continue to be an active community partner.