DEFOREST, WI. July 26, 2017—The Little Potato Company will celebrate the official grand opening of its new U.S. processing facility in DeForest, near Madison, Wisconsin on July 27, 2017.
The Company’s first U.S. facility employs 100 local passionate potato lovers and represents over a $20 million investment. This new facility will allow The Little Potato Company, which was founded just over 20 years ago, to ensure and expand the availability of its popular and unique Creamer potatoes throughout the U.S.
The celebration, taking placing Thursday, July 27 from 9:30-11:30am, will include a brief presentation from Angela Santiago, CEO and Co-Founder, who will share the history of The Little Potato Company, a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and a tour of the state-of-the art production facility.
Potatoes are the most frequently eaten vegetable in the USA, and The Little Potato Company, is the world leader in unique, specialty Creamer varieties including their exclusive Baby Boomer, Blushing Belle, Something Blue, and Terrific Trio varieties.
“We are absolutely delighted to formally open this new facility here in DeForest, joined by our new employee team, friends and neighbors,” said Angela Santiago. “Everyone, everywhere deserves to have healthy, great food and this opening is critical in working toward that purpose. We are looking forward to settling in and being part of this friendly, caring community.”
The Little Potato Company’s Creamers are carried by leading retailers and grocers across the U.S. The Company expects continued growth in response to increasing demand for its Creamers, and anticipates adding about 30 more people to its team by the end of 2017.
“We’ve been very fortunate to find exceptional and passionate local people to help us prepare for and successfully open and operate this new facility. It’s very important to us that everyone here cares about doing exceptional work with their colleagues, has a good time while doing good things, and feels like part of our extended family,” said Susan Vann, Vice President, Human Resources.
The Company is also working with several local Wisconsin potato growers to ensure a steady supply of fresh, nutritious and delicious Creamer potatoes from its new 130,000 square-foot facility.
“Wisconsin is well-known for its rich soil and dedicated farmers, and for helping to feed families across America. We’ve been working with some of the best growers to plant, nurture and harvest our specialty Creamers, and we’re grateful to have found such exceptional caring partners,” said Sanford Gleddie, Vice President, Agriculture and Business Development. “We’d also like to thank our construction and operational partners for helping us to create this state-of-the-art facility.”
The Little Potato Company maintains distribution centers and an extensive grower network throughout the U.S. and Canada to serve customers across these markets.
About The Little Potato Company:
The Little Potato Company passionately focuses only on little Creamer potatoes. Creamers are highly nutritious, fully mature and naturally delicious small specialty potatoes coveted by foodies and chefs alike. Their exclusive and colorful Creamer varieties are available in produce sections across the U.S. and Canada. These popular little Creamers are sold pre-washed and can be cooked in less than 5 minutes. They’re also available in convenient Oven|Grill and Microwave Ready packs combining Creamers, tasty seasoning mix and specialty trays for even easier preparation and a delicious dining experience. The family-owned company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.
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