Happy New Year from Bob Ryan


I’m excited to begin my 39th year providing labor-saving equipment to the fishing industry.

In the late 1970s, the Alaska Salmon Industry was changing from canning operations to frozen, and there were no machines suitable for cleaning salmon for freezing. In 1981 we patented the #638 Salmon Gutter, a totally new concept machine for frozen salmon operations.

A few years later we developed an automatic Salmon Header, which is the standard of the industry worldwide. Soon after, we patented the #971 Wetpump, the most damage-free pump available. Today we continue to innovate and provide state of the art fish-processing equipment.

We design, manufacture and produce our machines in the Seattle area. We are fortunate to have a work crew that focuses on producing the finest equipment in the industry.

Our designers are comfortable with the latest manufacturing technology. We have a fully computerized fabrication and machine shop, and we produce many parts with our in-house 3D printers.

I’m personally thankful for the continued enthusiasm I’ve had for this business. I still get up every morning excited to get to the shop and think about how we can make our products better.

We are currently developing a new processing system and hope to soon be ready for demonstrations. We’re not ready to tell you what it is … but stay tuned.

Thank you for your support and friendship over the years. Happy New Year!