Ren Seafoods plans processing plant and distribution center in Mobile
Infante added that a partnership with MTC Logistics brought Ren Seafoods to Mobile, Infante said. MTC logistics inaugurated a 300,000 square foot cold storage facility across from APM terminals, and will open later this year
“We are following their path and its proximity allows us to combine product deliveries to have a single logistics operation,” said Infante.
“In addition, there is high quality local seafood in this region that we will be able to access for our customers. “
Brooks Royster, vice president of international supply chain solutions for MTC Logistics, said Ren Seafoods is the first customer to come to Mobile near this facility.
“It is also a testament to Mobile’s success as a logistics hub and its ability to attract new international players,” he said.
Royster added that he expects others to follow suit.
Ren Seafoods is affiliated with a Pennsylvania-based company The fishing company., a private company selling 150 million pounds of seafood a year to foodservice retailers and distributors.
Ren Seafoods will invest $ 12.4 million in its new location in the old Smith’s Bakery building on West Interstate 65 service road. Construction is scheduled to begin in April and be completed later this year.
“This exciting announcement is just another example of how Mobile is well positioned to attract companies from across the country looking to invest in a business-friendly city,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
“We are excited to add Ren Seafoods to our local business fabric and look forward to seeing their continued success and growth here at Mobile. “
The Chamber also announced today that it has finalized a project that will see Ray-Mont Logistique and its partners locate a high-tech logistics park in Mobile.
“The project aligns with the Chamber’s economic development strategy to continue to develop Mobile’s logistics and distribution network, in particular with regard to containerized freight through the Port of Mobile and APM terminals,” said Rodgers said.