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E&E FOODS' COVID-19 STATEMENT

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E&E FOODS' COVID-19 STATEMENT

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E&E FOODS' COMMITMENT TO QUALITY & SAFETY DURING COVID-19

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E&E Foods, Inc is an essential supplier of food, and our business and operations will continue to produce and deliver seafood products to the retail stores who provide food to the communities. We are facing unprecedented times but please be assured that it is our No. 1 priority to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all our employees, customers and the consumers.

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E&E Foods, Inc. Purchases Inlet Fish Producers

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3/12/2020 Seattle, Washington – E&E Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with North Pacific Seafoods, Inc. (NPSI) to purchase the Inlet Fish Producers (IFP) assets. E&E Foods is proud to be able to increase its presence in Cook Inlet and expansion into the Prince William Sound region. The combined operations and the reach of the Pacific Star Seafoods plant as well as the Inlet facilities will provide expanded coverage, efficiencies and production capacity for E&E and our fishers.

E&E has been operating in the Seattle area since 1932 and has a large presence in Alaska with shoreside plants in Kenai (Pacific Star Seafoods), Egegik (Coffee Point Seafoods) and Yakutat (Yakutat Seafoods), a floating processor (Cape Greig) in Bristol Bay and Kotzebue and value-added plants in Renton, WA and Federal Way, WA.

“E&E Foods is a growth-oriented company and we are delighted to have Inlet Fish Producers join our Pacific Star family in Kenai. Their fishers, products and manufacturing capacity will complement our business lines that include expertise in fresh and frozen seafood, processing, trading, exporting, importing, and brokering” reported Ken Ng, COO of E&E Foods.

“We are pleased to be selling our IFP assets to E&E Foods, a company with deep roots in both Alaska and the Pacific Northwest,” said Dave Hambleton, President and COO of NPSI. “We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all IFP employees and the fishing fleet and we’ll work diligently to facilitate a smooth transition going forward. We are confident the team at E&E Foods will continue with our tradition of providing stable fishing opportunity and fantastic employment for local employees.”

This acquisition is anticipated to be completed well ahead of the 2020 salmon season.

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E&E Foods Hosts 2nd Annual Open House

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Guests and employees mingle Guests and employees mingle E&E's Sydney Sackett calling o... E&E's Sydney Sackett calling out raffle winners! Fishermen get a chance to see... Fishermen get a chance to see the production facility where much of their fish gets cut into fillets and portions. E&E's own Zach Krokos and h... E&E's own Zach Krokos and his lovely wife, Erica, tended bar. Who knew totes could be used for things other than fish? Renton's warehouse and maint... Renton's warehouse and maintenance crew enjoying the evening. Marty Jacques and Mark Cayl... Marty Jacques and Mark Caylor--two of E&E's links between the fishermen and the mother ship--scouting for more fishermen.
Timed to coincide with the annual Pacific Marine Expo, E&E Foods has established a new tradition for its fishermen and employees--an open house at our 75,000 sq ft Renton, WA facility. It affords the entire E&E production and sales chain (and families) to meet in an informal setting and share fish tales! In addition to providing beverages, E&E hired four food trucks to cater to our guests hankerings for Thai food, pizza, burgers, and ice cream.

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Ugashik River Sockeye Tendering

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This boat is delivering set-net... This boat is delivering set-net caught sockeye at regular intervals to the tender Elektra Blue.
E&E Foods is supplied sockeye salmon a number of ways. Sometimes the boats come right to our plant and other times to contracted tenders in a variety of locations, as is the case in some of the Bristol Bay river systems. This allows fishermen to focus on getting fish out of the water, critical given the shortness of the season.

(Source: National Fisherman, Fish Expo edition)

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Yakutat Seafoods Wins Float Competition on 4th

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National flags from the United S... National flags from the United States and the Philippines, reflecting the plant's employee makeup. Yakutat Seafoods Wins Float C... Yakutat Seafoods Wins Float C...
Yakutat Seafoods won first place in the annual 4th of July Parade in Yakutat, hosted by Alaska Airlines. While not on the scale of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, it's the biggest in that region of Alaska (ok, maybe the only one!). Congrats!

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Pac Star Hosts 200 Fishermen to Kick-Off Season

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Pac Star Hosts 200 Fishermen...
E&E Foods, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Star Seafoods in Kenai, Alaska, hosted more than 200 fishermen and their families on a gorgeous day in Alaska. The kick-off barbeque has become a tradition at Pac Star.

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Pac Star Donates to Local Kenai Food Bank

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Fresh sockeye fillets straight f... Fresh sockeye fillets straight from Cook Inlet grill in the sun Tuesday at the Alaska Salmon Alliance's 'Return of the Reds' benefit for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Credit Jay Barrett/KDLL
https://www.kdll.org/post/return-reds-marks-start-new-salmon-season#stream/0

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E&E's COO Talks About Cannon Acquisition with IntraFish

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Ken Ng, COO of E&E Foods. Ph... Ken Ng, COO of E&E Foods. Photo: IntraFish
Click on the following to hear E&E's COO, Ken Ng, talk about E&E's recent acquisition of Cannon Fish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdr24wSntxc&feature=youtu.be

Need for vertical integration was key to E&E's purchase of Cannon Fish
E&E now has brand that it can develop.
by John Fiorillo
March 18th, 2019 16:43 GMT Updated March 18th, 2019 18:33 GMT

As acquisitions go, Seattle-based E&E Foods' purchase of seafood supplier and processor Cannon Fish Company (CFC) happened relatively quickly.
The two companies started talking about it three months ago, Ken Ng, E&E’s chief operating officer, told IntraFish on Monday.
Cannon was doing some custom processing for E&E when the two began talking about a potential deal. “We were really impressed with the people at Cannon, and the timing was right,” said Ng.
E&E is consolidating its Seattle area processing operations into a single 76,000 square foot facility in Renton, Washington. E&E bought the plant from Orca Bay last year. It is moving its operation in Federal Way, Washington and Cannon’s operations in Kent, Washington, to the Renton facility.

Vertical Integration
The purchase of Cannon fits into E&E’s strategy of becoming vertically integrated, said Ng. E&E has been operating in the Seattle area since 1932 and has a large presence in Alaska with shoreside plants in Egegik (Coffee Point Seafoods), Kenai (Pacific Star Seafoods), and Yakutat (Yakutat Seafoods) and a floating processor (Cape Greig) in Bristol Bay and Kotzebue – supplying salmon, cod and halibut primarily.
The Cannon acquisition, said Ng, gives E&E a consumer brand it can further develop. “We have the raw material and would like to start broadening our product line,” said Ng.

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Exciting news about E&E Foods and Cannon Fish Company

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Exciting news about E&E Food...

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