Northern Wind® Receives Prestigious Economic Impact Award

The SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce Honors the Company’s Economic Investments In 2019

New Bedford, Massachusetts – December 00, 2019 – Northern Wind, an industry leader as a direct off-loader, processor and distributor of fresh and frozen seafood was a recipient of the 2019 Economic Impact Award by the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce. The award honors SouthCoast businesses that demonstrate a meaningful impact on the local economy. Northern Wind was recognized for their $12 Million expansion along the New Bedford waterfront.

Northern Wind is nearing the completion of its new state-of-the-art 38,000 square foot processing and freezing facility that will create 22 new permanent jobs. The new facility includes offices, coolers, along with a refrigerated dock and a 21,600 square foot holding freezer that has a 5.5 million pound holding capacity. In addition, a new high efficiency processing line was installed that can process 12 thousand pounds of scallops per-hour or 100,000 pounds per shift. The eco-friendly facility includes several green building features including a high-efficiency HVAC heating and cooling system and LED lighting system.

“We are honored to be receiving such an esteemed award for Northern Wind,” said Ken Melanson, Founder and Chairman of Northern Wind. “It exemplifies the quality of our products, the dedication of our employees and the amazing work we strive to provide our customers every single day.”

Founded in 1987, Northern Wind has earned its reputation for providing its customers with only the freshest All natural, wild caught and fleet harvested scallops from the icy pure waters of the North Atlantic. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.

“In addition to the recognition we received from the Chamber of Commerce, there are many business economies derived from this capital expansion. This investment enables us to procure scallop raw material and freeze at a rate 3X over previous years, yielding us inventory levels at optimal prices and extremely sustainable quantities,” states George Kouri, CEO.

Northern Wind’s existing facilities are certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program for packing of USDC Grade A Fresh and Frozen Scallops. Northern Wind’s existing facilities are MSC certified and the most advanced in the industry and where designed to meet today’s regulatory demands.

As a direct off-loader of scallops, Northern Wind never compromises on the quality and safety of their scallops. Northern Wind offers a variety of sales channels different graded scallops under its Five Star, Captain’s Call, Mariner’s Choice and Sea Spray brands.

At Northern Wind, Our Greatest Catch Is Our Quality!

About Northern Wind®

Founded in 1987, and headquartered on the historic New Bedford, Massachusetts waterfront, Northern Wind is a leading direct off-loader, processor and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops. Northern Wind is a member of the American Scallop Association and provides its customers with the freshest seafood products that have been responsibly harvested using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Northern Wind’s state-of-the-art facility is certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program for packing of USDC Grade A Fresh and Frozen Scallops. Northern Wind is also the first in the nation scallop producer to have their complete supply chain Fair Trade Certified™, and its facility is also MSC certified. Northern Wind’s scallop brands include Five Star Premium, Captain’s Call, Mariner’s Choice, Sea Spray and Bon Cuisine. Northern Wind’s scallop brands are positioned for nationwide markets seeking seafood offerings from sustainable fisheries that include supermarkets, club stores, national restaurant/hotel chains, and wholesalers that seek to provide their consumers with a unique seafood experience. At Northern Wind, Our Greatest Catch Is Our Quality! For more information regarding Northern Wind and its scallop brands, contact George Kouri at 508.910.7935 or send us an email at info@northernwind.com.

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Northern Wind Inc.

16 Hassey Street,
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone. 508-997-0727
Fax. 508-990-8792

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