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Georgia Hooks Trident Seafoods

[ September 3, 2015   //   ]

Trident Seafoods just opened its $40 million production and distribution center in Carrollton, Ga. Some 50,000 tons of finished products annually will be produced for the U.S. market from the center.

Founded in 1973 by Chuck Bundrant with two fishermen partners and a single vessel, the family-owned Trident Seafoods is now North America’s largest vertically integrated seafood harvesting and processing company.

The Seattle-based company’s Carrollton site is 7 miles from I-20, 30 miles from I-85, and approximately 50 miles west of Atlanta. The new facility will streamline the production process for a growing number of breaded and battered seafood items, and offer significant logistical advantages for major regional markets.

“We are excited to add Trident to our family of customers, especially within the valuable refrigerated cargo market,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “This is an important win for Georgia, and for the Port of Savannah.”

Savannah’s Garden City Terminal offers 84 refrigerated container racks and 814 chassis plug-ins, powering 2,830 refrigerated boxes at a time. Another 20 racks should be complete by the end of the year, adding 480 refrigerated container slots.

“Savannah’s refrigerated cargo infrastructure is unmatched on the U.S. East Coast, and is an important asset as Georgia seeks to lure more business in the area of food production,” Foltz said.



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