High Liner Foods is continuing to invest in modernizing its facility in Newport News with new equipment and product lines. The frozen seafood processor, which has been in Newport News more than two decades, is committed to a substantial reinvestment in its Oakland Industrial Park operations, and Youngkin has approved a $300,000 grant from the Virginia Investment Performance Grant, a performance-based incentive that encourages continued capital investment by existing Virginia companies.
Founded over 120 years ago in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, High Liner Foods’ retail branded products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada under the High Liner, Fisher Boy, Mirabel, Sea Cuisine, and Catch of the Day labels, and are available in most grocery and club stores. The company also sells branded products to restaurants and institutions under the High Liner, Mirabel, Icelandic Seafood, and FPI labels and is a major supplier of private label value-added seafood products to North American food retailers and foodservice distributors. High Liner Foods is a publicly traded Canadian company, trading under the symbol HLF on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The Newport News production facility was opened by Icelandic Seafood in 1996. In 2011, High Liner Foods acquired Icelandic’s U.S. and Asian operations, including the Newport News facility.