Celebrating 75 years with Troutlodge
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Troutlodge, the world’s leading producer of eyed trout eggs. As an anniversary that few companies have the opportunity to celebrate, we are proud of all the accomplishments achieved throughout our time in the industry. In operation since 1945, specializing in rainbow trout eggs, Troutlodge offers all-female and triploid eggs and has grown to become the Pacific Northwest's leading supplier of live rainbow trout. At the heart of Troutlodge are our valued clients and partners, and we pride ourselves on serving them with the highest-quality products and services.
We want to take this opportunity to reflect on how it all started as we look forward to a bright future and another 75 remarkable years of trout breeding together. To celebrate this occasion, we are hearing from industry leaders, partners, clients and team members of Troutlodge to reflect on this anniversary and the share some of the milestones achieved together along the way.
Every month we will highlight a new feature article below, sharing memories about involvement, experiences, and successes throughout the years.
Venturing into new regions
Growing up fishing and spending time out on the water with her family, Brittany Pearson, Logistics Specialist at Troutlodge never imagined a career in aquaculture but naturally, it’s been a great fit. Graduating with a degree in biology, Brittany learned of Troutlodge and originally began her position working in R&D helping take care of the fish and assisting with the breeding program.
As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Troutlodge and all its achievements it’s important to remember how Troutlodge came to be. With unique family ties to Troutlodge founder Ed McCleary, Brittany mentions she had the pleasure of meeting him a couple times and recounts that “Ed McCleary was a world traveler. He really enjoyed seeing different places across the globe. I imagine he saw a need that was not being met by the market and wanted to create a solution.” Either by securing food supply in general or trout specifically, he wanted to fill the void and Troutlodge was born in 1945.
Troutlodge has always had a unique feel. Brittany says “It’s like being part of a huge company, doing big things, yet still feeling small, as if we are all family. We are all so close!” With Troutlodge, it’s rewarding knowing the difference we are making by providing trout eggs, that then turn into food so we can feed the world.
Brittany currently works in the Sales and Logistics Department where she has seen major growth and developments in specific areas. “Troutlodge has expanded into new regions that were never ventured into before. Now with representatives all over the world, we can help service our customers anywhere Troutlodge products are needed.”
Troutlodge has also made other advancements through using increased technology in programs and daily tasks to ensure continual improvement for the future. Recently, Troutlodge has launched a new project where tag sensors are added in the shipping boxes that track the products temperature for the entire trip. Once the customer scans the tag on arrival, we review the products entire trip, ensuring the quality of the product shipped.
The results of this project have all been positive with temperatures showing exactly where they should be. “Our clients really appreciate seeing this data, knowing they are receiving high quality products that have been appropriately shipped and delivered at the most optimal temperatures for the highest health of the fish.”
Using technology to our advantage, but also to benefit our clients as we look to find more innovative ways to share information and provide the data we need to continuously improve.
By celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Troutlodge we are celebrating the dedication and hard work of the company but also the lasting relations of the partnerships we have made within the industry. Through sustainable animal breeding and world-class collaboration, we aim to continue contributing to the growth of the trout farming industry.
With a growing population and demand for trout increasing, we believe in partnering for the cause and coming together to achieve greater success for the industry. Over the years we have also grown with our clients and have been fortunate to align with wonderful partnerships. We acknowledge the support we have received through our years in the industry and we want to thank all of our partners, customers and team members who continue to support us. As we celebrate this milestone, the future of sustainable animal breeding looks so bright and we can’t wait to continue this journey, together.
Hear what some of our clients have to say through testimonials and see some of the benefits to working with Troutlodge.
The trout eggs of Troutlodge have been in China more than 20 years, Troutlodge has become the most reliable brand in trout farming industry in China.
We celebrate with joy the 75th anniversary of Troutlodge. We are very proud to be a part of your life and your business. We celebrate thanks to Troutlodge, 30 years of having started our formal imports, time in which Acuagranja SAS develops or one of the current markets, most important for Troutlodge. Of course, all this thanks to the hard work of all the people who are and have been part of this great company. Our company and the trout industry have grown together with Troutlodge during all times of difficulties and achievements. Troutlodge shows commitment to their customers, characterized by the past 30 years of presence in Colombia.
A solid company delivering high quality products, year-round.