Mazzetta plans USD 7.5m processing plant in Mass.
An Illinois-based seafood processor and wholesaler is moving into Gloucester to operate a processing plant in the Blackburn Industrial Park — a move that is expected to bring 125 full-time positions, 100-plus seasonal positions and as much as USD 7.5 million (EUR 5.5 million) in new capital investments to the site of the former Good Harbor Fillet plant.
The Mazzetta Company, a family-owned and operated company based in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, is purchasing the 65,000-square-foot site at 21-29 Great Republic Ave. and plans to invest USD 1.5 million (EUR 1.1 million) in improvements to the building, another USD 5 million (EUR 3.7 million) on equipment and machinery necessary for its the processing line, and about USD 1 million (EUR 729,464) on a new 8,000-square-foot tank house, according to Jim Duggan, the city’s chief administrative officer.
“This is a fantastic deal for us,” Duggan said yesterday. “We want to show them we are totally receptive and love for them to be here. And they want to be part of Gloucester’s heritage with the fishing industry.”