Super-Pufft Snacks Corporation will establish a new $50-million manufacturing operation in Airdrie, Alberta.
The 132,500 square foot facility, with 11 shipping and receiving doors, will operate on a 24 hour a day, full week schedule. When both phases of the project are operational, the Airdrie facility will use about 78,000 tonnes of Alberta potatoes each year.
“Our state-of-the-art facility is going to cater to Western Canada and Western USA. We are very glad that we chose this area and we have a lot of plans that we're going to put in the city of Airdrie. We supply almost each and every retailer and national brand in the country and in the USA,” said Yousif Al-Ali, President and CEO, Super-Pufft Snacks.
The company received $250,000 in funding from the federal and provincial government under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support equipment in the facility.
“I think at a high level, we're talking about a $50 million investment. We're talking about 100 jobs or more. This is a great example of how Alberta’s first-class reputation for high-quality agricultural products, combined with the right business environment, is attracting new world-class agri-food investments to the province. Super-Pufft’s Airdrie facility represents a significant boost for Alberta’s potato growers, and will create hundreds of new jobs for Albertans, said Nate Horner, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development”
For over 60 years, Super-Pufft has been in the snack food business. Over the past two decades since the business was purchased by new ownership, Super-Pufft has grown from a small popcorn factory to having 3 state-of-the-art SQF certified facilities across Canada.