The short-lived fish processing plant in Grafton may be reopening. Operations ceased late last year following numerous complaints from nearby residents about the smell. Now, a new company based in California has plans to use the facility for its fishing endeavors.
American Meixi Fishing Industry Inc. of California – plans to flash freeze the fish and ship them directly to China for processing. Mayor Tom Thompson tells The Big Z the biggest beneficiaries of this new venture should be the local fishermen.
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The facility is in a renovated building that was formerly used to store apples at the former Uncle Andy's Orchard on Illinois State Route 3. Thompson says the facility may be operational by September.