Canadian frozen-food pioneer dies

FREDERICTON, N.B. (March 19, 2004) — Harrison McCain, one of two architects of the McCain frozen-food empire in New Brunswick, has died. He was 76.

McCain died early this morning of heart failure at a hospital in Boston.

McCain Foods — the parent company of for-hire trucking carrier Day & Ross Transportation Group in Hartland, N.B. — was founded by Harrison McCain in 1946 with his brother Wallace. The business, best known for its frozen french fry production, ballooned to include dozens of plants on four continents.

Day & Ross is one of Canada’s largest carriers with 3,223 pieces of equipment.

— with files from Canadian Press

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