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Garbo to Expand Maine Operations

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Garbo Lobster has announced plans to expand operations at the company facility in Hancock, Maine, which will see an expansion of its workforce at the site over a period of several years. Garbo explained the move would enable the firm to benefit from the “geographical advantage in the heart of Maine’s supply chain”. The firm said it intends to shift production from other states. The plans follow those of its parent company, Massachusetts-based seafood firm East Coast Seafood Group, which in January said it is shuttering a Connecticut plant and shifting operations to plants in Maine and New Bedford. Among plans are enhancing the use of a 10-acre natural live lobster pounds and packing operation at the Hancock site, it said. The Hancock facility can currently hold 800,000 pounds of lobster. According to Garbo, the move would enhance its “large vertically integrated network along the North Atlantic coast.” In 2018, the company injected more than $100 million into the Maine economy, it said, and forecasts an increase over the next several years as it expands.

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