Canadian Manufacturing

Last shift for workers as fish plant closes in Newfoundland

Company says was most expensive of its plants to run because of isolated location, size


BURIN, N.L.—Employees at the High Liner secondary processing plant in Burin, N.L., go to work for their last shift today.

The plant is slated for closure at 4:00 p.m. Dec 14.

High Liner CEO Henry Demone says the Burin operation was a good one and the company is proud of the product produced there and the workforce.

However, the company says it was the most expensive of its plants to run because of its isolated location, distance from the marketplace and size.

The company announced in May that it would be closing two of its six plants in North America in favour of plants closer to markets.

Burin workers hope they can find a new operator for the facility, however there are currently no standing offers.