Wachusett Potato Chip--Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Employee Steve Bourque of Winchendon runs the cooker machine while ripple chips are made in the Wachusett Potato Chip manufacturing facility on Water Street in Fitchburg. The company was recently been purchased by Utz Quality Foods of Hanover, PA, but the employees at the Fitchburg will remain working at the facility on Water Street.

Employees place the final, bagged chip products into boxes.

Empty boxes sit ready to be filled with bags of chips. The machines in the back add seasoning to the chips and is also where the bags are made and where the chips are placed into the bags. (http://bit.ly/o7u362)