Inland Seafood and the City of Birmingham have announced a massive, job-creating investment in Ensley. Inland Seafood will initially be creating nearly 50 new jobs in Phase One of a new foodservice production facility. The company will be processing fish, seafood, meat and other center-of-the-plate protein products for sale to restaurants, grocery stores and other customers. Once the facility is completed and in full swing, Inland hopes to offer more than 100 new jobs in the area.
“Real growth is more than a quick fix; it takes investment in the people and history of a city,” says Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell. “Along with Inland Seafood, we plan on setting a standard for success.”
Alongside the company’s sales center, centralized distribution warehouse, and value-added operation, there will be a state-of-the-art culinary training center offering continuing education in the culinary arts.
In addition to the boost in jobs and the continuing education components, Inland Seafood, now an employee-owned company, is excited to tap further into the Birmingham workforce and develop the future of the business with opportunities for ownership stakes in its success. “Inland is proud of the participation we have always had in the communities we serve,” says Chris Rosenberger, President of Inland Seafood. “We are only as good as the people in our buildings and we are thrilled to fill the new facility with the locals we have been serving for the past eleven years in Birmingham.”
REV Birmingham’s Special Projects team worked with Inland and Mayor Bell’s Office of Economic Development to secure $4 million in loans and an additional grant to make the project possible.
For more information about Inland Seafood, visit www.inlandseafood.com.
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