Ducktrap River acquires former garment facility, plans expansion

The goal is to eventually double production, company official says. 

Marine Harvest-owned smoked salmon and seafood producer Ducktrap River acquired a former garment factory in Maine, which has been vacant for more than a year, reports The Republican Journal.

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Ducktrap closed on the Business Park property and 50,0000-square-foot manufacturing facility July 11, company officials confirmed.

Dustin Batley, plant manager at Ducktrack River, said the newly acquired building, located next door, will allow the company to expand its operations beyond the walls of its current 70,000-square-foot business park facility and eventually double production.

The company processes smoked salmon, trout, mackerel and mussels. 

Its facility in Belfast has undergone several expansions in recent years and now employs 160 people.


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