01 Jan Bristol Increases Base Wage to $11 per Hour
PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 1, 2016 — Bristol Seafood, a leading provider of responsibly-sourced, responsibly-produced and quality-assured seafood, has announced that it will increase its base wage to $11 per hour, a rate in excess of the $10.10 mandated by the city of Portland.
The increase, effective immediately, will positively impact several employees at Bristol’s Portland, Maine headquarters and seafood processing facility. Positions that will benefit most from the increase include staff positions in production, sanitation, and warehouse.
The Bristol Seafood supply chain is one of the industry’s most transparent. The company has a unique handle on the origin and journey of each piece of seafood, all the way from ocean, and is relentless in abiding by its uncompromising Maine standards. At the crucial processing stage, the Bristol team works to ensure everything that goes out the door is chosen and packed to exacting specifications. It’s a process central to the Bristol Seafood value proposition, and one that is, accordingly, being rewarded in step with the company’s recent growth.
“Everything we sell is hand-finshed here on the fish pier in Maine,” said Peter Handy, VP of Business Development. “That’s our final quality check for us to know our customers are getting the very best seafood. To get the very best seafood we need to have the very best people.”
About Bristol Seafood
Bristol provides quality seafood to people who care about what they eat. Founded in 1992, the company enjoys a nationwide following for its steadfast adherence to its uncompromising Maine standards. This involves pairing efficiency-building technologies with finishing done the old-fashioned way – by hand. In 2015, Bristol shipped more than 6 million pounds of seafood from its facility on the Portland, Maine Fish Pier, and is the first and only fillet, mussel, and scallop processor in Maine to earn a Safe Quality Food Institute certification. Learn more at www.bristolseafood.com.