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Trident Seafoods invests USD 41 million in new Georgia plant

  (UNITED STATES, 8/15/2013)

The largest vertically integrated seafood harvesting and processing company in North America, Trident Seafoods will invest USD 41 million in a new Georgia-based plant, creating 175 new jobs for the locals.

The firm has chosen Carroll County as the location for the new plant, which is expected to open at the end of next year.

The Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, said the state of Georgia was ideally suited for the planned expansion of Trident Seafoods East Coast operations and was ready to highlight the advantages the chosen location had.

The new facility will be located in a 104,000-square-foot building with plans of expanding it an additional 43,000 square feet.

Using frozen fish fillets and fillet blocks as raw material, the plant will add value by producing portion-controlled frozen seafood products, as well as a diverse variety of battered, glazed, breaded, fryer and oven-ready frozen items.

Recruitment of new employees is expected for mid-2014.

The firm's executive vice president, Joe Bundrant, expressed his happiness at the prospect. In an official release, he told the Governor of Georgia’s office that: “We are very happy to be expanding our business in Carroll County, Georgia, and we’re looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the citizens of Carrollton."

He also said: "Trident is a family-owned business. It feels good to be welcome here. We care about people, and we care about the communities that support us. This is a great match. We’re proud to be your new neighbour and your new partner in a bright tomorrow.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development Commisioner, Chris Cummiskey, stressed the importance of the food processing industry and the asset that the addition of the firm represents.

He added: “We’re pleased the company has found its Georgia home in a building and community ideally suited to its needs”.

Seattle-based company Trident Seafoods, is a harvester, processor and marketer of seafood from the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and the rest of the world. The firm catches and processes a number of local seafood such as wild Alaskan salmon, pollock, crab and cod.
 

By Gabriela Raffaele
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