Frozen seafood company to expand Newport News operations

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Frozen seafood company High Liner Foods is planning to expand its Newport News operations, creating 57 new jobs. The company already employs 400 workers in the city.

High Liner Foods, which bought the operations of Icelandic USA in December 2011, plans to spend $6.6 million to expand production in Newport News. Virginia competed against Georgia and South Carolina for the investment.

“Our production and distribution facilities in Newport News are the hub of High Liner Foods’ U.S. foodservice operation, and this investment will further strengthen High Liner’s ability to deliver innovative products to our customers when they need it,” Keith A. Decker, president and chief operating officer of High Liner Foods (USA) Inc., said in statement.

Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help Newport News with the project.

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