Chicken of the Sea® Invests in Lyons, Georgia Plant to Increase Capabilities and Efficiencies
Leading seafood provider will add state-of-the-art vision system and new canning line at Toombs County facility
LYONS, Ga. (August 8, 2017) – Continuing its ongoing investment in the U.S., Chicken of the Sea has announced a $1.4 million technology upgrade of its Lyons, Ga., processing facility.
The upgrades include a new, high-speed vision system and new canning line, and will be completed by December 2017. The company opened the 200,000-square-foot canning facility in 2009, employing hundreds of employees and canning and packing thousands of cases of quality and healthy seafood daily.
“It’s exciting to continue to invest in Lyons and the local economy. These improvements expand the number of products produced in the Lyons plant and demonstrate our commitment to providing best-in-class production systems. These improvements build on our industry-leading digital traceability program that allow our consumers to trace their seafood throughout the supply chain process,” said Valentin Ramirez, president and CEO of Chicken of the Sea International.
According to Greg Riekhof, plant manager of Chicken of the Sea International Georgia Canning, the new capital improvement projects will boost overall plant efficiency. “This new vision system brings an added level of dependability to the process that further strengthens our food safety program. The new canning system will also provide greater flexibility to deliver on packaging solutions for customers. All of us at the Georgia Canning plant appreciate the confidence Thai Union has in the facility and the ability of our plant to meet the changing needs of consumers.”
For more information on the Lyons Facility, visit https://chickenofthesea.com
Chicken of the Sea will be installing this state-of-the-art can reader and high-speed vision system as part of $1.4 million in technology upgrades it is making to its Lyons, Ga., processing facility. The upgrades also include a new canning line and will be completed by December 2017. The company opened the 200,000-square-foot canning facility in 2009, employing hundreds of employees and canning and packing thousands of cases of quality and healthy seafood daily.
About Chicken of the Sea
Founded in 1914, Chicken of the Sea (COS) is a leading provider of healthy, delicious and responsibly sourced seafood, offering not only a robust product line but the recipes and meal-planning insights needed to inspire seafood lovers to greater culinary creativity. The company provides tuna, salmon, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp, mackerel, kipper snacks and sardines in cans, cups and pouches as well as innovative new products consistent with seafood’s growing status as a healthy “new” protein choice in America.
Headquartered in San Diego, COS uses responsible fishing practices to source its seafood products from around the world, and packages them at a state-of-the-art processing facility in Lyons, Ga., as well as at third-party facilities. The company is led by a team of industry veterans with more than 300 years of collective experience in the packaged seafood industry.
For information on Chicken of the Sea, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional and meal-planning insights as well as information on the latest new Chicken of the Sea products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.