Young’s Seafood, a UK based producer of fish and fish-based ready meals, has announced that it plans to close its Pinney’s processing and manufacturing facility in Annan, Scotland, following a review of its operations.
Describing production at the site as “no longer financially sustainable”, the seafood firm said it intended to move remaining natural salmon production to an existing facility in Grimsby, while recruiting up to 50 roles at a separate scampi factory in Annan. 450 staff are set to be affected by the proposed site closure.
Commenting on the move, Young’s Seafood CEO Bill Showalter said: “Today’s proposals to close our Young’s Pinneys site does not reflect on the committed and skilled teams at Young’s Pinneys – they are a credit to our Company and if these proposals do go ahead we will work hard to maintain the employment of all colleagues throughout this transition. We have a long history of seafood production in Annan and whatever the outcome of the consultation we will continue to be a part of the community, given our other factory site within the town”.
Source: Young’s Seafood (via Alive Radio)
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