Processing reaches a new high

The Port Hardy Processing Plant celebrated reaching a milestone in November. The processing at the plant passed the 800 kg of processing per man hour – an industry benchmark – for the first time. This is a real indicator of the efficiency that the plant is reaching and is testament to the hard work put in by all at the plant.

“I’m very proud of the entire workforce at the plant” said Processing Director Stephen Hall “There is a great sense of teamwork with everyone working towards the same goal. I have no complaints at all.” He attributes the achievement of this benchmark to some key elements: a low staff turnover leading to a great level of experience on the floor, and a great maintenance team ensuring high levels of reliability. The use of the high capacity S-bins, which are used to transport the fish to the Surrey Processing Plant, was also a highlight. “The S-bins have helped unblock a pinch-point on the processing floor. Not only are they a more efficient option for transport, but they are helping to reduce congestion on the floor too.”