Acme opens largest U.S. smoked salmon facility, expands into Chile
Acme Smoked Fish Corp. on Thursday announced that its largest cold-smoked salmon facility in Wilmington, North Carolina is now open. The 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility can annually produce 10 million pounds of cold-smoked salmon.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based manufacturer of Acme, Blue Hill Bay, Ruby Bay, and Great American-branded smoked and cured seafood, said the North Carolina facility is strategically located to complement Acme’s existing locations in Brooklyn and Pompano Beach, Fla., and grow both its domestic and international sales.
“As the latest advancement in our plan for sustained, long-term growth, this expansion gives us an opportunity to offer a wide variety of high quality smoked seafood products to customers around the world,” said Adam Caslow, managing partner of Acme Smoked Fish Corp. “We’re thrilled to utilize the skills and traditions honed in Brooklyn — the epicenter of smoked fish — and expand upon them to develop the world’s most advanced cold smoked fish facility.”
Acme is also expanding its operations by adding a facility in Chile. The Acme-Chile division will give Acme’s U.S. smoking operations control of raw materials.
“Extensive research has proven that raw material plays a monumental role in the assurance of quality and safe smoked salmon, which is why we added the Chile facility,” said Gabriel Viteri, VP of strategy and business development. “This advantage, in addition to our food safety standards and particular emphasis on being Listeria-free, will help us maintain our reputation as industry leaders in the smoked seafood category in the U.S., and position us as industry leaders in the category worldwide.”