Seafood processing plant to open in Gloucester

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An Illinois-based seafood processor is opening a facility in Gloucester that’s expected to bring 200 jobs to the city.

The Mazzetta Company has purchased a 65,000-square-foot plant in the Blackburn Industrial Park and plans to invest $10 million in the facility with the goal of opening next year. The 200 jobs will be full- and part-time.

The investments include modern processing machinery and an 8,000-square-foot tank house.

Highland Park, Illinois-based Mazzetta is an importer, processor and distributor of frozen seafood products to restaurants, retailers and the hospitality industry. The company has received tax incentives from the state and city.

Mayor Carolyn Kirk says Mazzetta realized that Gloucester offers “innovation, collaboration and an unrivaled environment for doing business on the ocean.”

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