Wednesday, July 10, 2019

NSF Sells Dutch Harbor Lab to Makuskin Bay Resources

NSF International, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently sold its seafood services laboratory located in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to Jeff Brammer, who will manage the location but under the name Makushin Bay Resources. All systems, scientific equipment and the state of Alaska registration remain with the lab.

Makushin Bay Resources offers analytical services including customized evaluations to specifications and methodologies, and chemical and microbiological testing. Clients include fishing vessel owners and operators and seafood processing facilities.

Brammer cited the purchase as “a significant milestone and growth opportunity for our staff and the Dutch Harbor community.” The acquisition “will allow us to expand and align services with the current business environment,” he said. “We are committed to this region and plan to be an integral part for the long term.”

Brammer has over 30 years of experience in the seafood industry. As business unit manager for NSF International, he oversaw seafood operations within North America. Prior to joining NSF, he was the owner of North Country Seafood, trading seafood commodities throughout the United States.

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