Port of Kalama Appoints New Facility Safety and Security Officer

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Erik Swenningson will assist in supervising security for all Port facilities.

Port of Kalama

Port of Kalama offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway.

The Port of Kalama has appointed Erik Swenningson to the role of facility safety and security officer. Swenningson will assist in managing security systems for the Port, its docks, marinas, buildings and facilities. He is also responsible for work place safety regulations and procedures.

Prior to joining the Port of Kalama, Swenningson served as an investigator for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, as a reserve police officer in Kittitas County and as a private sector security supervisor. After serving in the US Marine Corps, Swenningson trained with the Washington State Police Academy through the Criminal Justice Training Commission.

About Port of Kalama – Where rail and water meet:
The Port of Kalama is located in Southwest Washington on the Columbia River and immediately off of Interstate Highway 5. The port exists to induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and to enhance public recreational opportunities. Port of Kalama's industrial area includes five miles of riverfront property adjacent to the 43' federally-maintained deep draft navigation channel of the Columbia River. The Port is served by the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. There are over 20 industries located at the Port of Kalama, employing over 830 people. Port of Kalama offers all the superior facilities businesses need to thrive, and an unsurpassed quality of life. The port offers shovel ready sites, a new Industrial Park, state of the art Marine Terminals and transportation accessibility to rail and highway all just a 30 minute drive to the Portland International Airport. Port of Kalama also offers high-bandwidth communications, with dual access fiber-optic service to Seattle and Portland. Properties currently available at the port for businesses wishing to expand and thrive: Visit http://portofkalama.com/industrial_property.

CONTACT: Claudia Johnson, Strategic Communications, 503-799-2220/cell

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