Seattle-based Trident Seafoods will build a processing plant in Carroll County, creating 175 jobs, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday.
Trident, which also harvests seafood in the Pacific Northwest, said it will invest $41 million to expand a former Chiquita food plant in Carrollton for its seafood operations, which will produce a variety and oven-ready frozen food products.
Trident will expand an existing 104,000-square-foot building in Carrollton by an additional 43,000 square feet. The project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014. Hiring will begin in 2014.
With a fleet of more than 30 vessels, Trident catches and processes wild Alaska salmon, cod, crab and pollock for retail and foodservice customers.
Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, an ardent opponent of the Affordable Care Act, recently likened people with pre-existing medical conditions to wrecked cars and appeared to suggest that the sick are at fault for their illnesses just as drivers are at fault for their accidents.