Shucks Maine Lobster, Richmond, Maine, announced plans to build a 28,000-square-foot processing plant in Gorham, Maine.

The plant, which is projected to employ up to 80 people, could open by May 2018.

Shucks Maine Lobster is said to be the only lobster processor in the country to use high-pressure processing (HPP) technology to humanely kill lobsters and remove raw meat from the shells. The opening of the Gorham plant will allow the company to purchase a second, larger HPP machine.