Provincial and Federal governments help Covered Bridge Potato Chips with expansion

Covered Bridge Potato Chips has received over $800,000 in federal and provincial funding.

The funding is to help purchase  new equipment and expand the facility in Hartland.

The announcement comes less than eight months after a strike and boycott at the plant ended with the signing of a new contract that included a pay increase for workers and more money for boot and clothing allowances.

The  expansion is expected to improve the company's efficiencies and optimize operating space to increase production of its old-fashioned kettle chips.

No word yet about the number of new jobs the expansion will create.