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PFS and Orca Bay Seafoods Inc. Announce Development in Washington

Preferred Freezer Services (PFS) announces the development of a new 314,424 square-foot, state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution, and processing center in Federal Way, Washington. PFS will offer its signature 3PL services from this spacious, temperature-controlled storage and distribution center. In addition, the industrial-zoned site will house a 75,000 square-foot dedicated, customized processing facility independently operated by Orca Bay Seafoods Inc. The facility, strategically located between Tacoma and Seattle ports, will be the third constructed by PFS in Washington State.

PFS is an experienced LEED®-certified designer, developer, and operator of facilities which are maintained to ensure environmental responsibility in the U.S. and globally. All technologically advanced PFS warehouse facilities are developed and constructed to continually ensure and improve the stewardship of local resources. Orca Bay Seafoods shares these values as well and over the years have implemented numerous conservation initiatives including: participation in Fishery Improvement Projects and reengineering production processes to reduce packaging waste, energy consumption, and water usage.

Development of the 19 acre site will include the relocation and enhancement of the seasonal wetlands discovered on site. The Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of approving this plan of action. The completed campus will boast PFS’s hallmark well-groomed and maintained lawns and yards. In addition, a 50-foot-wide forested buffer will maintain the existing leafy character of the industrial-zoned property while also screening it from adjacent Weyerhaeuser Way. All construction practices and materials will utilize the most cutting-edge, environmentally responsible technologies available within the construction industry.

“Preferred Freezer Services is excited to partner with Orca Bay Seafoods Inc. on this new project and set the standard for the entire business park. Our companies share similar cultures and strive to exceed expectations with any and all interactions between our employees, vendors, valued customers, and the communities in which we operate our businesses. We are confident that this new facility will allow Orca Bay and all customers PFS serves today the opportunity to grow their business within this region,” said Dan DiDonato, Executive Vice President of Preferred Freezer Services. President and Chief Executive Officer of Orca Bay Seafoods Inc. Ryan Mackey added that “Orca Bay has done business in the Seattle-Tacoma area for over 30 years. The move to Federal Way and partnership with Preferred Freezer Services provides us an ideal opportunity to improve our operational efficiency and flexibility by consolidating our Bellevue and Renton locations. The new space also affords us the ability to continue our commitment to exceeding our customer’s expectations by offering quality frozen seafood produced with the highest levels of food safety and environmental sustainability. This is going to be great not only for our business but for the more than 250 employees, our customers, and for Federal Way.”

For information on any of the thirty seven PFS locations, please visit www.PreferredFreezer.com or contact EVP of Sales Dan DiDonato at 973-820-4040. For information on Orca Bay Seafoods, please visit www.OrcaBaySeafoods.com or contact Marketing and Communications Manager Lilani Estacio at 425-687-4111.

About Preferred Freezer Services: Preferred Freezer Services, headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, is dedicated to designing, constructing, and operating state-of-the-art warehouses throughout the United States and Asia. Preferred Freezer Services has grown from a single facility in 1989 to 37 U.S. locations and still growing. Preferred Freezer Services operates in locations throughout the United States with facilities in New York/New Jersey, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington State.

About Orca Bay Seafoods: Orca Bay Seafoods is a leading North American seafood processor and distributor since 1985. Based in Renton, WA, Orca Bay distributes retail and foodservice seafood products throughout North America under their own Orca Bay and Passport brands as well as private labels. Orca Bay maintains a prominent position in frozen seafood processing with a high efficiency plant combining the very latest technology with comprehensive food safety oversight in compliance with GFSI, USFDA, and HACCP guidelines.

August 15, 2016

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