Title

The L. Ray Packing Company in Milbridge is run by the Rays, who have been in the

Authors

Nicols Fox

Source

Down East

Date

5-1-1994

Pages

50-51, 62-63

Abstract

The L. Ray Packing Company in Milbridge is run by the Rays, who have been in the packing business since the early 1930s. In 1992 they packed 60,000 100-can cases of sardines under the Fisherman's Net label, while years ago the company would pack a million cases annually. There used to be packing plants up and down the coast of Maine, but today there are just six, owned by four companies. Fewer fish, less demand and more competition from abroad are cited as the reasons for the decline in the Maine packing industry, but difficulty in finding local labor figures into the picture as well. Details.

Subjects

Canning industry, L Ray Packing Company Milbridge, Sardine industry

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