Bainbridge Island NET Systems Expanding into Purse Seines with MARCO Acquisition
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Kitsap Sun] By Tad Sooter - March 2, 2015 -
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Before they begin scooping fish out of the ocean, many trawl nets are born at a factory off Day Road.
Inside the clattering warehouse automated looms run day and night, meticulously braiding thin, synthetic fibers into vast sheets of white netting.
“We’ll load this machine up with this material, and it will run for 10 days, because it’s so fine,” NET Systems President Dan Oliver said.
The Bainbridge Island company is the only manufacturer in North American with the looms needed to produce this knotless, polyethylene netting, a product it unabashedly calls the “world’s strongest.”
Squares in the netting are formed with braids instead of the traditional knots, making it less likely to lose its shape or break, according to its makers.<Full Story »