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Easton, ME
319 Richardson Road
Easton, ME 04740
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The McCain Foods USA Easton Plant lies on the eastern line of Aroostook County, Maine.  Along with several other agricultural or resource based industries, the Easton Plant workforce of over 500 employees make up a large percent of the Easton tax base. 

The original owner of the Easton Plant was Fred Vahlsing, who started producing French fries in July 1961.  McCain Foods bought the plant from Vahlsing in 1976.  The facility produces quality frozen potato products for all of the McDonalds restaurants in the state of Maine, and for many regional specialty chains.


Over the years McCain has implemented several energy improvement projects involving heat or electrical reduction, including boiler controls, process efficiency upgrades, efficient lighting, water reduction efforts, and environmental attributes of our energy reduction - greenhouse gas reduction/CO2 reduction.  The Easton Plant also implemented an efficient motor energy management program.

The Easton Plant earned the ENERGY STAR for the first time in 2009.

Year(s) Labeled:
2009, 2010, 2012

Facility Type:
Frozen Fried Potato Processing