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Developer partners with fish plant to build factory

ACME Smoked Fish Corporation, one of Brooklyn’s longest-operating and best-known manufacturers, announced a plan to build a new manufacturing plant in the borough it has called home for more than a century.

The plan calls for the creation of a state-of-the-art plant on the site of ACME’s current facility, as well as ancillary commercial space to support the growth of the city’s innovation-based sectors.

If approved through the city’s Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) construction of the new facility will begin in 2019.

The fourth-generation family-owned and -operated smoked fish processing and packaging company will expand to 80,000 s/f in the new three-story facility, preserving more than 100 manufacturing jobs. The remainder of the 583,000 s/f site will house more than 2,000 jobs.

ACME Smoked Fish has partnered with real estate development company Rubenstein Partners for the undertaking. Rubenstein is developing nearby 25 Kent, the first new office and industrial building to be built in Williamsburg in decades.

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