St. John’s Sept. 29, 2012
Industry has taken a tanning, but processor thinks it’s bouncing back

The seal tannery is bustling on a sunny September morning, as workers handle large stacks of pelts in various stages of processing.

The work here continues year-round as workers tan and dye the tens of thousands of seal skins that were harvested this spring on the sea ice around Newfoundland.

“This is a production facility more like Terra Nova Shoes than a fish plant,” Carino Processing Ltd. CEO Dion Dakins says as he takes The Telegram on an exclusive tour of the facility.

It’s steady work, and it employs around 25 people full time in the community of Dildo. The people in the plant are happy for the work and the contribution to the local economy. The Telegram story in full is here