Thompson Potato Company is getting help to build a new state-of-the-art ventilated storage expansion onto its facility in Victoria and install optical sorting equipment.
Through ACOA’s Business Development Program, the company will receive $350,000 to increase its processing capacity and extend the packing season to 12 months a year, providing customers a continuous supply.
Wayne Thompson says the upgrades and new equipment are essential for long-term, sustainable growth and gives the company capacity to better serve growers across PEI, access new export markets, and expand employment opportunities.
The company currently employs 10 people and all the product is sold and marketed by Garden Isle Farms.
TPC grows 40-50 acres of potatoes annually plus the family farm, owned by John and James Thompson, grows an additional 190 acres that feed into TPC. The company also packs product from growers across the Island.