Trident Seafoods has selected Carroll County as the site of a new seafood processing facility. The new plant will create 175 jobs and is a $41 million investment in the state of Georgia.
“Georgia is the logical place for Trident Seafoods to expand its East Coast operations,” Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said. “From our highway system that allows trucks to reach 80 percent of the U.S. market in two days to our highly trained workforce, the state offers a wealth of resources to help Trident reach its business goals.”
Trident Seafoods, the largest vertically integrated seafood harvesting and processing company in North America, is currently in the planning stages for development of its new, state-of-the-art seafood processing facility in Carrollton. Utilizing frozen fish fillets and fillet blocks as raw material, the facility will add value by producing portion-controlled frozen seafood products, as well as a diverse variety of battered, glazed, breaded, fryer- and oven-ready frozen items.
The Carroll County processing facility will be located in a 104,000-square-foot building that formerly housed a food production facility for Chiquita. Originally designed for food production and storage, the building offers refrigerated storage and an on-site wastewater treatment plant. Trident plans to expand the facility by an additional 43,000 square feet. Completion of the project is expected in the fourth quarter of 2014. Hiring will take place in mid-2014.