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Nova Scotia’s Exporter of the Year for 2015 is Acadian Seaplants Ltd.

The Dartmouth-based company received the honour at the 31st annual Export Achievement Awards in Halifax Thursday afternoon.

Founded in 1981, the firm processes seaweed-based products and exports to more than 80 countries around the world.

With facilities in Cornwallis, Yarmouth and Charlesville and a seaweed processing plant in Ireland, the company employs more than 325 people.

Acadian was selected from the nine regional winners announced earlier this year, which also included Big 8 BeveragesPremium Seafoods GroupSara Bonnyman PotteryAdvanced Glazings Ltd.Randsland Farms Inc.Wedgeport LobstersBlue Ocean Contact Centres,Van Dyk’s Health Juice Products Ltd.

 

The day-long event at the World Trade & Convention centre is hosted by Nova Scotia Business Inc. and features speakers such as U.S.-Canada trade expert Birgit Matthiesen, a trade show and workshops.

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