Seatrade procures new scallop, lobster processing facility
Seatrade International Co. has acquired a new 66,000 square foot scallop processing facility in New Bedford, Mass., according to a company release.
The American Holdco Group (AHG) subsidiary intends to relocate its fresh scallop and lobster processing operations to the new facility, which was formerly run by Mar-Lees Seafood. The new facility is expected to increase efficiency and improve capacity for Seatrade and – thanks to the inclusion of lobster processing duties – could add as many as 200 new employees to the company’s workforce.
“This new processing facility (which we intend to be re-certified as BRC) will propel growth throughout the company’s network of operations and allow for an increase in the processing and sales of other seafood products. It is a positive move for our stakeholders throughout the supply chain – fishermen,
Seatrade is a sister company
“Providing workforce opportunities in coastal New
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