Greenhead Lobster Products LLC has announced that it expects to begin processing lobsters in June in its new facility, currently under construction in the Bucksport Heritage Business Park.

According to a press release, the 15,000-sqare-foot lobster processing facility will bring in live lobsters from Greenhead's parent company, Greenhead Lobster LLC in Stonington.

At the new plant, Greenhead Lobster will incorporate the latest high-pressure pasteurization (HPP) technology to humanely kill the lobsters and extend the shelf life of a variety of quality fresh and frozen lobster products.

Current construction timelines call for lobster production to begin at the new facility in early to mid-June, according to the press release. Once at full capacity, the company plans to employ 45 to 50 people in jobs ranging from full-time, year-round management to seasonal processors/laborers.

"Understanding the history of Bucksport, Greenhead Lobster is proud to be bringing jobs back to the community," a company spokesman said in the press release.

The spokesman indicated Greenhead Lobster Products will be hosting open discussions and job application events starting in late March or early April.

For more information, contact Tony Kenne at tony@greenheadlobster.com.