Slade Gorton Closes Boston Warehouse, Expands in Florida

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 2, 2008

Slade Gorton & Co. announced today that it is closing its frozen-seafood warehouse at its Boston headquarters and outsourcing its cold-storage operations to Preferred Freezer Services next September.

Processing, handling and distribution of fresh and value-added seafood products will continue at Slade Gortonâ??s two Boston facilities as well as its Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., plant.

"Our warehouse no longer has the capacity to adequately meet our needs," said Slade Gorton CFO Michael Smith in a prepared statement. "We can better serve the needs of our customers by utilizing the larger facilities available at Preferredâ??s Boston Harbor site. We are excited about our alliance with Preferred and their ability to support our continued growth."

Less than a dozen positions will be affected by the closure, according to a Slade Gorton spokesperson.

Slade Gorton, which sold more than 100 million pounds of seafood last year, also announced today that it hired 25 employees to support the growth of its Florida operations.

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