McCain Foods says it will invest $80 million towards the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line at its existing Grand Falls, N.B. facility.

The company says the expansion will help meet the growing customer demand for the fast-growing market segment.

An estimated 80 new full-time jobs will be added to the production line in Grand Falls once the expansion is completed.

Officials say the new production line will be operational by early 2021.

The Grand Falls expansion along with the recent Florenceville expansion will provide McCain Foods with two of the largest Formed Specialty lines in the industry.