Grieg Seafood Newfoundland & Carpenter's Union Sign Agreement

United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 579 was voluntarily recognized today as a signatory union by Grieg Seafood Newfoundland.

Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador
January 29, 2021

Mike Williams, President of Carpenters Local 579 stated, “Local 579 is looking forward to providing our newest signatory partner with a well-trained and skilled workforce that demonstrate their strong work ethic, productivity and safety mindset on the jobsite every day.”

Knut Skeidsvoll, Managing Director of Grieg Seafood Newfoundland stated, “We are looking forward to a productive and harmonious partnership with Local 579. We see opportunities to strengthen and grow our relationships in the future and enhancing the reputation of Grieg Seafood Newfoundland as a world class aquaculture company.”

Grieg Seafood is the seventh largest salmon farming company in the world, with production in Norway, Scotland and British Columbia and is currently undergoing an expansion to its Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project with the construction of a state-of-the-art salmon hatchery in Marystown, NL.

Carpenters Local 579 has 2600 highly skilled members in Newfoundland and Labrador leading the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction and maintenance professionals in the province.

Grieg Seafood Newfoundland and Local 579 are excited about future opportunities in the fast growing aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador and are looking forward to working together in 2021 so that Greig Seafood Newfoundland becomes an industry leader in the province and country.

For more information contact:
Knut Skeidsvoll

Managing Director

Grieg Seafood Newfoundland

Mike Williams


NL Carpenters Local 579