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Warrenton Fire Update

Dec 20, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. – Dec. 19, 2013 – It’s been just over six months since the devastating fire that engulfed the Warrenton, Ore processing plant of well-known processor and distributor Pacific Seafood, the family-owned seafood company based in Portland, Ore. Though the company barely missed a beat, quickly setting up operations in a leased facility in Astoria, Pacific Seafood, along with its team members, fishermen, and the Warrenton community are eager for them to return to their “home port.”

The company is expecting their insurance company’s claim and reimbursement evaluation to be completed very soon. Site demolition will immediately start thereafter according to Pacific’s Project Engineer, Michael Roberts who added, “We expect demolition to take approximately one month to complete, after which plant rebuilding will begin immediately. This rebuild is an exciting and rare opportunity for Pacific Seafood to distinguish ourselves in the industry with a new state of the art facility allowing for more efficiency and even higher quality products than we were able to offer before.”

Though they are waiting upon the insurance company’s release of the site, Roberts and his team have already been going through the exercises of preparation including surveys, design, permit submittals, energy studies, and interviewing the many business partners they will be working with including contractors, service suppliers, etc. Roberts noted that as much as possible they plan to use local business partners which he says will continue to build and solidify their already strong connection and relationship with the city and community of Warrenton.

About Pacific Seafood

Pacific Seafood Group is a seafood processing company that launched in 1941 as a small, fresh seafood retail operation in Portland, Ore. Over the years, the family-owned business has expanded to become a successful vertically integrated seafood processing and distribution company throughout North America.

Pacific Seafood processes seafood products from Alaska to Mexico, has facilities in seven Western states and participates in the global seafood trade market. It is a member of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association and is active in promoting a healthy and sustainable seafood industry.

Pacific Seafood is under the leadership of Frank Dulcich, the founder’s namesake and grandson. For more information visit: www.pacseafood.com