Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair LLC chooses Port of Kalama to expand operations right on Interstate 5

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Company leases 16,240 square foot facility at the port and commences local hiring process

Port of Kalama to expand manufacturing, distribution, warehousing businesses

Port of Kalama right on Interstate 5 for easy access, distribution.

Port of Kalama offered us the ideal location right off of I-5 to better serve fleets of tankers.

The Port of Kalama will become home to a large regional provider of chemical tank inspections and repair facilities, Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair LLC. Rainier, which will move its headquarters from Rainier, Oregon to Port of Kalama next month, is a Department of Transportation (WDOT and USDOT) certified inspection service for large vehicles and tanks carrying chemicals and liquid substances. Rainier moves into the 16,240 square foot space on March 1, 2015.

The company has already hired a new employee for their Port of Kalama operations and intends to hire several new employees in the next few months to meet demand for services. Rainier is a certified HM 183 inspection facility and also manages mechanic and welding operations.

“We operate in a very tight niche industry and our business is growing steadily—Port of Kalama offered us the ideal location right off of I-5 to better serve fleets of tankers,” said Mark Marander, owner Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair LLC. “The Port of Kalama industrial building and amenities are exactly what we need to serve our customers. The building is the perfect size for tankers to pull in for service and inspection safe from the elements.”

Rainier joins a growing number of industries and businesses who have found the Port of Kalama an ideal location to grow their businesses. The Port boasts an Industrial Park and acres of shovel-ready land for manufacturing, technology, storage and many other industry sectors. Sixteen acres of public riverfront parks stand out as popular recreational destinations for both locals and tourists. Port officials cite several advantages for businesses like Rainier to expand operations in Kalama including:

  •     No state corporate or personal income taxes
  •     Collaborative, business-friendly environment
  •     Affordable/competitive rates
  •     Accessibility to all modes of transportation
  •     Quality buildings,
  •     Quality of life, beautiful community of business allies with a global presence
  •     Proximity to international airport at PDX—just 30 minutes away

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 seven 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 800 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 25 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.

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

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