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Bell Aquaculture Breaks Ground on Corporate Headquarters and Processing Facilities in Redkey, IN, for Nation’s Largest Yellow Perch Farm

2008-07-21 08:00:00

Bell Aquaculture Breaks Ground on Corporate Headquarters and Processing Facilities in Redkey, IN, for Nation’s Largest Yellow Perch Farm

    ALBANY, Ind., July 21 /EMWNews/ -- Bell Aquaculture has broken

ground on its corporate headquarters and processing facilities in Redkey,

Indiana. Darien (Illinois)-based Wight & Company, began work on Wednesday,

July 16, 2008, for the new 27,000 square-foot project in Redkey. The

announcement is made by Michael Miller, Bell Aquaculture President & COO,

who says construction is targeted for completion prior to yearend. The

Redkey complex will house approximately 70 employees at full capacity.

    "This is an exciting project for Wight & Company," says Robert J.

Farkas, Director of Wight's Indiana Regional Office in South Bend. The

building design is the result of a collaborative effort between Bell, Wight

and a team of professional design consultants from around the Midwest.

"It's a great looking building, form truly follows function."

    In March, Bell Aquaculture announced operation of the nation's largest

yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and production facilities in Albany,

Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis. Bell Aquaculture's Bell Perch(TM)

product is expected to be available for restaurant purchase in early 2009.

    Yellow perch is one of the most popular of all North American pan fish.

It has a mild, sweet flavor with firm white flesh and low fat levels. In

years past, yellow perch was the fish typically served at Friday night fish

fries in the Great Lakes region.

    Bell Aquaculture is committed to these four guiding principles in

producing its fish:

1) Controlled environment 2) No toxins 3) Healthy growth 4) Gentle to the environment

    About Bell Aquaculture

    Bell Aquaculture is a producer and processor of farm-raised fish for

restaurants and consumer use. Initial production facilities, dedicated to

yellow perch, are located in Albany, IN, and comprise the nation's largest

yellow perch farm. More information visit

    About Wight & Company

    Wight & Company is a leader in integrated solutions for the built

environment. Its professional staff of more than 185 architects, engineers,

and construction specialists has been providing clients with architecture

and engineering services since 1939, and design-build and construction

management services for more than a decade. For more information, visit

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