Portland’s Bristol Seafood plans $1M in upgrades

Portland-based Bristol Seafood said today it plans to invest more than $1 million in physical plant upgrades at their Portland Fish Pier facility over the next 30 months.

The company has been operating on the Portland Fish Pier since 1992, and  expanded in 2000 to a 30,000-square-foot building which includes production facilities, cold storage, and administrative offices, according to a release.

Chairman and CEO Ray Swenton said the planned capital improvements will modernize the production area, streamline production flow, upgrade defrosting and grading systems, and incorporate green technology such as improved fresh water conservation through state-of-the-art recycling equipment.
“This is our investment in the future of our business, our community, and the planet”, Mr. Swenton said. “These new improvements and processing technologies will provide a better product to our customers and are in keeping with our commitment to responsible sourcing and quality assured production practices.”
Bristol employs 75 full-time employees on Portland’s waterfront.