LUNENBURG, N.S. — Frozen seafood company High Liner Foods has announced it will close two plants in Burin and Danvers, Mass., laying off more than 300 workers.
The Lunenburg, N.S.-based firm says the facilities are its highest-cost and most underutilized operations.
It says the closures are part of a consolidation of its North American supply chain due to overcapacity and the acquisition of a more modern plant in Newport News, Va.
The Burin plant is scheduled to close by the end of December, leaving 121 full-time and 28 casual employees out of work.
The plant in Danvers, which employs more than 160 people, will remain open until the first quarter of next year.