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DFW Seafood Plant Growth Means New Jobs

Mowi salmon farm
Mowi salmon farm | Image by Mowi

In a move to boost production, a Florida-based global seafood company is expanding its plant in Arlington.

Mowi, which purports to be the world’s largest supplier of farm-raised salmon, is spending nearly $400,000 to add cooling to its facility at 1049 Avenue H East in Arlington, according to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

“The expansion of this feature in the Mowi processing facility will allow for more product flexibility to keep producing and packing more salmon that is distributed to U.S. retailers,” a company spokesperson said in an email to The Dallas Express. “The Arlington … facility is currently situated to help serve the customers of [the] Southwest, Midwest, and West Coast [regions] of the country.”

At 105,000 square feet, the cooler expansion will increase the plant’s footprint by 5,600 square feet.

“Expanding our cooler capacity in Texas is a project that will create additional jobs, [use] more equipment, and require expanded protocols and technology,” Ruben Molina, Mowi Consumer Products of Americas’ senior director of operations and processing, said in the email.

The Arlington plant currently employs 190 workers. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in May.

Founded in 1964, Mowi operates plants around the world. With a workforce of 14,500, it produces white fish, salmon, and other seafood and steaks, using a sustainability approach — “the Blue Revolution” — in “farming the ocean” to offer healthier choices to a growing population.

Mowi brands include Pieters, Ducktrap River of Maine, Laschinger Aquagroup, Kritsen, Harbour Salmon Co., Sterling, Olav’s, and Marine Harvest.

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