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New Equipment adds flexibility to packaging operation PEI potato exporter

New Equipment adds flexibility to packaging operation PEI potato exporter

Pottao Packer J & S Visser Produce of Orwell Cove, Prince Edward Island (Courtesy: Google)

New packaging equipment at a Prince Edward Island potato packer, purchased with a loan from ACOA (the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), is expected to help the company reach new customers.

ACOA announced the $250,000 loan to J & S Visser Produce of Orwell Cove.

The company will add a baler and bagger system, allowing the company to move quickly between types of potatoes and various packaging sizes. This will increase the variety of potato products offered and potentially attract new consumers.

Stephen Visser, owner of J & S Visser Produce:

"The new machinery helps us to meet the growing needs of our customers, in terms of volume and efficiency, and to develop new product for a changing market."
The company's products are sold across Canada and in the United States.