For Immediate Release – January 6, 2012
Copper River Seafoods Mobilizes To Protect Fishing Fleet From Building Damage Due To Extreme Snow
Copper River Seafoods has staff on-site at its Cordova Processing Facility to assess snow damage to the roof of one of its buildings that houses 20 boats and associated fishermen’s lockers, valued at over $2,000,000. The roof of the two-story building collapsed on Friday. It has not been determined yet, by company officials, if there is impact to the first floor where boats are stored. “Our first concern, is, of course, the safety of those in our community of Cordova”, says Scott Blake, President of Copper River Seafoods. “Beyond the safety of the community, we are making every effort to recover the fishing fleet that is staged over the winter in our facility.”
Copper River Seafood’s has mobilized additional staff to arrive in Cordova on Saturday to make assessments on each and every piece of equipment in storage. The building impacted is adjacent to the main seafood processing facility and is a 7,000 square foot metal construction building erected in the late 1970's. While, weather officials forecast more snow for the area, Copper River Seafoods is moving equipment and staff to Cordova to secure the area and protect the fishing fleet in a situation of very challenging weather conditions. Photographs and updates will be posted on the Copper River Seafoods website at www.CopperRiverSeafoods.com.
About Copper River Seafoods:
Copper River Seafoods, Inc. is a primary and secondary wild Alaska, premium seafood manufacturer, established in 1996 by 4 Cordova area fishermen. Currently, the company employs 435 (135 year-round and 300 seasonal) to process and market all species of wild Alaska seafood to national retail and food service accounts. It is headquartered in Anchorage supporting primary processing in Cordova, Togiak, Unalaska, Kenai and a finished food processing facility in Anchorage.
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