Arthur Cusano is reporting in the Register Star
the former Local Ocean facility has been sold. The new owner is Fortune Resources of Sante Fe Springs, California. Rehabilitation of the 31.5-acre facility, located on Route 9 in Greenport, has begun. The new enterprise will be known as the Hudson Seafood Company. Fortune Resource’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph Morreale told the paper he was not ready to provide additional details at this time, but that more information on the company's plans for the facility will be released in the coming months. In other business news, John Mason is reporting in the Register Star
Phoenix Hudson, a manufacturer of plastic netting, has ceased operations and moved out of the former warehouse it occupied on N. Second St. in Hudson.
Columbia County Planning and Economic Development Commissioner Ken Flood said the closure was caused by difficulties the plant was having with the machinery used to produce the fencing. Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. said it would have been a good company for Hudson, because of its plans to employ up to 25 people. But he understood the three partners had irreconcilable differences. The building on N. Second St. formerly housed the Emsig button factory, which closed in 2001. Read both stories in the Register Star