Milestone at Port Hardy's processing plant

30 May, 2016 - Port Hardy, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon processing plant in Port Hardy (PHPP) has much to celebrate, and this now includes the lowest cost producer for all Marine Harvest’s processing plants worldwide in the first quarter of 2016. Staff gathered for lunch along with Marine Harvest Canada’s senior management team on May 24 to celebrate this achievement.

Built in 1994, the facility (originally called Alpha Processing) was purposely built to process salmon year-round and soon became Port Hardy’s largest private employer. A fire destroyed the building in February 2003, but was soon rebuilt and back in business.

Vincent Erenst, Managing Director, addressed the lunch crowd, showing his appreciation of the hard work and innovation that has built PHPP into one of the leading fish processing plants in North America. 

Speaking of milestones, three of the plant’s original hires attended the lunch celebration. Darcy Day, Judy Andrews, and John Robichaud began working on the first day of operation: November 17, 1994. 

Processing plant milestone cake